The Apostle’s Creed in F Major
In Reformed Churches, we read/recite the Apostle’s Creed often enough that many of us have it completely memorized. One day I was sitting in church looking around at the younger children who sit with us in worship. I decided to put the words of the Apostle’s Creed to music for their benefit — with the thought that the earlier they memorize these wonderful words, the better equipped their minds and hearts will be in matters of sound doctrine. It turns out that this tune is also nice for adults to sing.
MP3: The Apostle’s Creed (to come…)
This song is simplistic so that the content of the words may shine. I added a slight fermata in the middle of the song after the line “He descended into hell” to draw attention to the gravity of these words. Following this pause, I chose to change the mood to a more uplifting one when the words “The third day He rose again from the dead” begin. I continue this joyful mood into the section which begins “I believe in the Holy Spirit, I believe a holy catholic church, etc.” This mood allows our hearts to rejoice!
I also wanted to call special attention to the words “and the life everlasting, Amen!” I accomplished this by lengthening the duration of the notes at the end to give extra emphasis to this everlasting promise.
I would love to hear from churches who have used my song in their worship services! Enjoy!
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