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Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons

Year of Leader Formation - Hymn


“Each Christian Has a Calling” Hymn 

Written for the 2021 Year of Leader Formation by David Gambrell, PC(USA) Associate for Worship, this hymn affirms the Christian vocation of each member of the church, rooted in our common baptism. The verses, sung in unison, describe the particular forms of service of those called to ordered ministry—as deacons (verse 2), ruling elders (verse 3), and ministers of Word and Sacrament (verse 4). The refrain, sung in harmony, emphasizes the communal nature of Christian ministry.

The tune CALLING is a David Gambrell original, created for the Year of Leader Formation. The second score is for the familiar tune VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN

Video recordings of the hymn in both tunes are available here for use in PC(USA) congregations.

Sheet Music for Each Christian Has a Calling - CALLING (pdf)


Sheet Music for Each Christian Has a Calling - VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN (pdf)