His godly hymns betray no credal shibboleth or doctrinal bias, but are songs for the whole earthly church of God.
Sabatier is quite right, therefore, in asserting that credal statements must change their meaning just as words change.
Old English creda "article or statement of Christian belief," from Latin credo "I believe" (see credo). Broadening 17c. to mean "any statement of belief."