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“Credo” by David Oestreich (1970-2017)

Yes, I believe in Him who is
Almighty, Father, God,
Who made all things in heaven, earth,
Who made them very good.

Yes, I believe in Jesus Christ,
God’s only Son, our Lord,
Begotten by the Spirit and
Of Virgin Mary born;

Who under Pontius Pilate’s hand
Was scorned and suffered grief;
Who then was crucified and, dead,
Laid in a borrowed grave;

Who from descent to depths of earth
The third day rose again,
Ascended into heaven where
He sits at God’s right hand;

From there one day He will return
To judge the souls of men;
The small and great, living and dead,
Must all before Him stand.

Yes, I believe the Holy Ghost
Is very God who calls
The penitent to His True Church,
Where each communes with all.

Yes, I believe God does forgive
The sins of those who come
To Him confessing Jesus Lord
And trusting in His name.

Yes, I believe the righteous dead
Christ’s resurrection share,
That blessed life with Him for all
Eternity is theirs.

Amen.

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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