Church of God, Elect and Glorious

Church of God, elect and glorious

Author: J. E. Seddon (1982)
Published in 21 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

To view this media, please accept the license agreement:

Hope Publishing: one copy

In order to use resources from the Hope Publishing Company, you must reside in the United States or Canada. Hope Publishing Company owns or administers the contents in these territories.
You may download one copy of this selection for your own personal use. To make any further copies or to perform the work you must get permission from Hope Publishing Company or belong to and report the copying activity to CCLI, LicenSing or By selecting "I Agree" you are verifying that you reside in the U.S. or Canada and will only legally use this selection.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #854

Author: J. E. Seddon

James E. Seddon (b. Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, 1915; d. London, England, 1983) received his musical training at the London College of Music and Trinity College in London and his theological training at the Bible Churchmen's Theological College (now Trinity College) in Bristol. He served various Anglican parishes in England from 1939 to 1945 as well as from 1967 to 1980. Seddon was a missionary in Morocco from 1945 to 1955 and the home secretary for the Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society from 1955 to 1967. Many of his thirty hymns are based on mission­ary themes; he wrote some in Arabic while he lived in Morocco. Seddon joined other Jubilate Group participants to produce Psalm Praise (1973) and Hymns for Today's Church (1982). Bert… Go to person page >

Text Information

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


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



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…

Go to tune page >


One of the most loved Welsh tunes, HYFRYDOL was composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) in 1830 when he was only nineteen. It was published with about forty of his other tunes in his children's hymnal Cyfaill y Cant…

Go to tune page >




You have access to this FlexScore.
Are parts of this score outside of your desired range? Try transposing this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Contacting server...
Contacting server...
Questions? Check out the FAQ

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Worship and Rejoice #541
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)


Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

Ancient and Modern #488


Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #415

TextPage Scan

Christian Worship (2008) #774

TextPage Scan

Christian Worship #854

Church Family Worship #444

TextPage Scan

Hymnal Supplement 98 #864

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #504

Page Scan

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #533

TextPage Scan

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #508

TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan

Lift Up Your Hearts #252

TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan

Lutheran Service Book #646

TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan

Moravian Book of Worship #526

One and All Rejoice #261

TextPage Scan

One in Faith #663

Text InfoTune InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #533

Sing Glory #592

TextPage Scan

Singing the New Testament #233

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #629

TextPage Scan

Worship (4th ed.) #733

TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan

Worship and Rejoice #541

Page Scan

Worship Supplement 2000 #767

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us