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Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #252

Author: J. E. Seddon

James Seddon was born August 24, 1915 at Scarisbrick. and died September 19, 1983. Go to person page >

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First Line: Church of God, elect and glorious
Title: Church of God, Elect and Glorious
Author: J. E. Seddon (1982)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1982 Jubilate Hymns Ltd.; admin. Hope Publishing Co.

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Scripture References:
all st. = 1 Pet. 2:9-12

Written by James E. Seddon (PHH 15), this text is based on the well-known passage in 1 Peter 2:9-12 where Peter calls the church "a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God" (v. 9). Each stanza of the text begins with one or more of these memorable phrases and then, following Peter's pattern, explains why the church should be such a holy people. Because it is the recipient of God's mercy, the church must be consecrated to holy living as a testimony of praise to God and as a convincing witness to the unsaved.

The text was first published in Hymns for Today's Church (1982).

Liturgical Use:
Regular Sunday worship; special occasions in the life of the church: anniversaries, dedications, ordinations; with confessional preaching on the doctrine of election; baptism; profession of faith; missions services.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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ABBOT'S LEIGH

Cyril V. Taylor (PHH 286) composed ABBOT'S LEIGH in May of 1941 when he was working for the Religious Broadcasting Department of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The BBC had received complaints about the use of AUSTRIA (tune for the Austrian national hymn) during this time of war, a tune…

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