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† Theological musings and answers to selected questions by a confessional Lutheran pastor.

21 December 2007

Carol Communion: Confession of Faith

Creedal Hymn
Tune: St. Louis
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   We all believe in one true God,
   Who o’er His works doth reign.
   The Father sent His Son to earth
   To bear our sin-brought pain.
   His Word wrought all creation;
   He holds it in His hand.
   And naught is done that’s good or right
   Save by His holy plan.

   We all believe in Jesus Christ,
   The Father’s one True Son —
   True God, true man, by Holy Ghost
   Was to the Virgin born;
   Through cross and death forgave us,
   Then rose to reign on high;
   Still He’ll return to take His flock
   To heaven’s rich supply.

   The Holy Spirit we confess
   Was sent to bring us life;
   Through Gospel and baptismal flood
   Creates the Church, Christ’s bride.
   Now resurrection waits us —
   We’ll rise when comes the Son —
   And through eternity we’ll laud
   The True God, Three-in-One. Amen.

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