Meter: 8.8. 8.8. 8.8. 8.8. 8.8.
Source: Latin, 14th c.
Proper Text: We All Believe in One True God (Wir glauben all an einen Gott)
The melody for Luther’s metrical elaboration upon the Apostles’ Creed predates Luther’s hymn by at least a century. It first appears in a Breslau manuscript dated 1417, together with a text that Luther reworked for the first stanza of his own hymn. The melody was joined to Luther’s text in a four-part setting by Johann Walter in his Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524, No. 35.