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In Thee God Father I believe
The Creed — fourteen quatrains
Subjects: Creed, apostles’
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853, pp. 39-41
First Lines:
IN þee god fadir I bileeue
Þe firste persoone ful of myȝt
Þat al of nouȝt hast maad to meeue
Boþe heuen & erþe day & nyȝt…
Last Lines:
…ffor al fleische schal ryse þat deeþ hath slayn
Þe holigoost schal ȝeue also
Euerlastynge lyf to all true men
Þat we may heere serue þerto
Y rede we seie alle. amen
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Credo in deum patrem omnipotentem (p. 39, rubric)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The History of the Holy Grail by Henry Lovelich. EETS e.s. 20, 24, 28, 30, 95 (1874-8); repr. in 2 vols, 1973: 2.101-3.