Act Of Faith
By John Henry Newman, 1801-1890

By Edward Elgar, 1857-1934
Verses: 5
Introduction: Last Line
Key: D High: D Low: D

Firmly I believe and truly
God is three and God is one;
And I next acknowledge duly
Manhood taken by the Son.

And I trust and hope most fully
In that manhood crucified;
And each thought and deed unruly
Do to death as he has died.

Simply to his grace and wholly
Light and life and strength belong;
And I love supremely, solely,
Him the holy, him the strong.

And I hold in veneration
For the love of him alone,
Holy Church as his creation,
And her teachings as his own.

Adoration aye be given,
With and through th'angelic host,
To the God of earth and heaven,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

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