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Philip Biedenbender

We Believe Three-part mixed choir and piano


Text 1. We believe in God the Father, Creator of the earth and sky, who gave us life and love and hope: salvation sent from heav’n on high. 2. We believe in God the Son, born long ago in Bethlehem, where angel-bursts of harmony sang peace for all who needed him. 3. We believe in God the Spirit, eternal flame that warms our souls, a wind that breathes and bends and blows, creating faith that makes us whole. Chorus: By Scripture alone, we know our story: by grace alone, we have been saved. By faith alone: we put our trust in God, who gives the gift we praise today. All glory be to God alone, for Christ alone has set us free! Our life with him is hope and peace, our future: “Come and be with me.” Philip Biedenbender

About the Work "We Believe" was conceived as a catechetical teaching piece for children inspired by Ephesians 2:8. The verses follow the Trinitarian structure of the Apostles' Creed, affirming belief in God the Father, Son, and Spirit. The chorus takes its themes from the Five Solas of the Reformation. These solas represent the central beliefs of the Protestant tradition: authority lies not with councils or tradition, but in “Scripture alone” (sola scriptura); believers are saved, not by one’s own works, but “by grace alone” (sola gratia); this salvation comes “through faith alone” (sola fide), "by Christ alone (solo Christo); and, therefore, all "glory belongs to God alone" (soli Deo gloria). "We Believe" was the 2017–18 theme song for St. Paul's Lutheran School in New Ulm, MN. The students premiered the piece during their Christmas services on December 24, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm, MN. Duration: approx. 4:00.

About the Composer and Writer A native of New Ulm, Minnesota, Philip Biedenbender is a recipient of the Richard Hillert Award in Student Composition from the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the Center for Church Music at Concordia University Chicago. As a pianist, he has collaborated with numerous ensembles and organizations, including the St. Olaf Choir, the Florida State University Chamber Choir, and the College Light Opera Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theory/composition from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in choral conducting from Florida State University. His music is available from earthsongs and Biedenbender Music Publishing. Find out more at philipbiedenbender.com.


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We Believe

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We Believe - Philip Biedenbender  

Three-part mixed choir and piano. More info: philipbiedenbender.com/store/we-believe

We Believe - Philip Biedenbender  

Three-part mixed choir and piano. More info: philipbiedenbender.com/store/we-believe

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