The hymn Firmly I Believe and Truly is a powerful affirmation and proclamation of faith. The text is an adaptation by Anthony Petti of a portion of the 1865 poem, The Dream of Gerontius by St John Henry Newman (1801-1890).
The text captures the fundamental tenets of our faith and makes a great anthem for the Year of Faith and beyond. The contemporary tune by Mike Stanley makes the text accessible in a new way for young and old alike.
“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”
~ ST JOHN HENRY NEWMAN
Click here to download PDF melody line
Firmly I Believe (sample)
The full recording in available on Lead Kindly Light – a four-track EP that was released to mark the beautification of St John Henry Newman during the Papal visit to the UK in 2010.
We’d love to know what other music you have been using in the Year of Faith, or how you have plan to make use of this download. Please leave a comment below…