It's ok with me!

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It's ok with me!

We believe in one God (Unshakeable)

Added 4th September 2017

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We believe in one God, the Father,
the maker of the world.
We believe in one Lord, the saviour,
Jesus Christ the Son:
God from God and Light from light,
through whom all things were made.
 
He came down from heaven to save us
and died upon the cross.
Risen on the third day, ascended
to the throne above.
He will come again to judge
the living and the dead.

This is our God,
this is our hope, our faith, our creed.
It’s unshakeable,                
this is the truth that we believe.

We believe the Spirit, who gives life,
is worshipped as the Lord.
We believe in one Church, united,
sent into the world.
We await our resurrection
and the world to come. 

I love the profound poetry of the Nicene Creed, and I love the sense that we’re joining with centuries of Christian witness when we say it together, so when Resound asked for submissions for Songs for Sundays I decided to have a go at a paraphrase. The verses and pre-choruses came together fairly quickly and follow the text of the Nicene Creed as closely as possible (although I’m very conscious of all the vital truths I had to leave out!). 
 
After several attempts and lots of input from other Resound writers, we settled on a chorus that affirms the centrality of what we’re singing to the life and faith of the Church. The key word ‘unshakeable’ in the chorus brings to mind the “unshakeable kingdom” of Hebrews 12, and the song carries the same tone of overcoming faith as that whole chapter.
 
This song can be used in many places in a service - from opening in unity, to preparing for a sermon, to closing with an affirmation of our faith.

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