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).
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The tune BREAK BREAD TOGETHER, like the text, has been subject to variation. It became widely known after publication in The Second Book of Negro Spirituals (1926), compiled by the brothers James Weldon Johnson and Rosamond Johnson. The tune gained further popularity through a variety of choral arra…
Display Title: Let us praise God togetherFirst Line: Let us praise God together, let us praiseTune Title: [Let us praise God together, let us praise]Author: James Edward Seddon, 1916-1983Scripture: Psalm 145:17; Psalm 148:13Date: 2000Subject: Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving | ; The Wholeness of Creation | ; Year A | Christmas 1; Year A | Proper 13; Year B | Christmas 1; Year B | Proper 12; Year C | Christmas 1; Year C | Easter 5
Display Title: Let us break bread togetherFirst Line: Let us praise God together, let us praiseTune Title: CALHOUN MELODYAuthor: James E Seddon, 1915-83Date: 1999Subject: The Church of Jesus Christ | Communion
Display Title: Let us praise God together, let us praiseFirst Line: Let us praise God together, let us praiseTune Title: CALHOUN MELODYAuthor: J. E. SeddonDate: 1987Subject: Christ the Friend of Sinners |
Display Title: Let Us Praise God TogetherFirst Line: Let us praise God togetherTune Title: LET US BREAK BREADAuthor: James E. SeddonMeter: Irreg.Scripture: Psalm 34:3Date: 1990Subject: Worship | ; The Christian Life | Love for God; Christian Service |