We Believe in One God (Unshakeable)
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
He suffered on 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
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
Recommended keys: D, Eb, E
C#m A We believe in one God, the Father, E the maker of the world. C#m A We believe in one Lord, the saviour, E Jesus Christ the Son: F#m A God from God and Light from light, E B through whom all things were made. C#m A He came down from heaven to save us E and died upon the cross. C#m A Risen on the third day, ascended E to the throne above. F#m A He will come again to judge E B the living and the dead. E/G# A E This is our God, Bsus4 B this is our hope, our faith, our creed. E/G# A C#m It’s unshakeable, Bsus4 B this is the truth that we believe. C#m A We believe the Spirit, who gives life, E is worshipped as the Lord. C#m A We believe in one Church, united, E sent into the world. F#m A We await our resurrection E B and the world to come.
In early 2017 RESOUNDworship commissioned us to write songs for the various key moments of corporate worship, including the Creed. I had the Nicene Creed on my study wall, so one Monday morning I thought I'd give it a go.
The three verses and pre-choruses came quickly but the chorus was torture. I must have gone through a dozen options. Other Resound writers contributed significant elements of the final version. I love what the song became, and it feels fitting that a song affirming our shared faith was such a collaborative effort.
Notes for Worship Leaders
The key of E puts the top note in "un-SHAKE-able" up at an E. That's a step higher than I would normally go with a congregation, but it's such an emphasised note that it works fine. In a smaller group I would take the whole song down to D.
Here's the introduction video for the Resound recording: