The Nicene Creed for hymn singing

As promised on Sunday, here is a metrical (8787) version of The Nicene Creed, closely adapted from the translation included in the Book of Common Prayer.

We believe in God Almighty,
Father of Creation, who
made all things in earth and heaven
that are seen, and unseen, too.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus,
only Son of God, unmade;
of his Father’s love begotten,
through him all that is was made,

God from God, true God from true God,
Light from Light, who’s always been,
before time from time eternal;
with his Father one true Being.

Now for us and our salvation
he came down to earth from heaven;
by the Holy Ghost and Virgin
Mary he became a man.

Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
crucified for us, entombed.
Three days later he is risen –
Scriptures told of his return.

He ascended into heaven,
sits at God’s right hand on high.
He will come again to judge us,
king whose kingdom never dies.

We believe the Holy Spirit
gave us life; will always be
with the Son and Father worshipped,
Three in One and One in Three.

Spirit speaking by the prophets;
we believe the Church is one
holy, catholic, apostolic.
By one baptism guilt’s undone.

We believe in resurrection,
hope of a new life to come.
We believe in God, Christ Jesus,
and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Image: First Nicea Council Icon [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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