Church of God, Elect and Glorious
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Church of God, elect and glorious, holy nation, chosen race,
called as God's own special people, royal priests and heirs of grace;
know the purpose of your calling, show to all his mighty deeds,
tell of love that knows no limits, grace that meets all human needs.
God has called you out of darkness into his most marvelous light,
brought his truth to life within you, turned your blindness into sight.
Let your light so shine around you that God's name is glorified
and all find fresh hope and purpose in Christ Jesus crucified.
Once you were an alien people, strangers to God's heart of love,
but he brought you home in mercy, citizens of heaven above.
Let his love flow out to others, let them feel the Father's care,
that they too may know his welcome and his countless blessings share.
Church of God, elect and holy, be the people he intends,
strong in faith and swift to answer each command your Master sends.
Royal priests, fulfill your calling through your sacrifice and prayer;
give your lives in joyful service, sing his praise, his love declare.
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