Songs and Scenes: February 8, 2015

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. Today’s liturgy recap features photos by Dan Gill. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

The Crossing Music recently released “Liturgy of the Seasons–Volume 2: Winter’s Woe”; a new E.P. featuring many songs from this morning’s service. Check it out on vinyl, C.D. or digital download at crossingsongs.com.

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1. Call to Worship: Psalm 86:8-10

There is none like you, Lord;
no deeds can compare with yours.
All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord;
they will bring glory to your name.
For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
you alone are God.

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2. All Creatures of Our God and King – Words by Francis of Assisi (cir­ca 1225), Arrangement by The Crossing Music

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!
O praise Him! praise Him!

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3. Holy (Jesus, You Are) by Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin

Your name alone has power to raise us.
Your light will shine when all else fades.
Our eyes will look on Your glorious face
shining like the sun.
Who is like You, God?

You are holy, holy, holy God most high and God most worthy.
You are holy, holy, holy
Jesus, You are. Jesus, You are.

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4. Call to Confession: Excerpt from “Christ Centered Worship” by Bryan Chapell

Grace is all the more beautiful when we face the ugliness of our sin. But we do not confess our wretchedness to wallow in self-pity or merit divine mercy; we confess our destitution so that our hearts will be enraptured anew and motivated afresh by the riches of our Savior’s love.

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5. Confession: Psalm 51:1-6

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

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6. Assurance of Forgiveness: Psalm 130:3-4, 7-8

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.
O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

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7. My One Comfort by Dustin Kensrue (based on Heidelberg Catechism Q. & A. 1)

My one comfort both in life and death is that I am not my own.
I was bought with blood and I confess I belong to you alone.
By the Father’s good decree Jesus you’ve delivered me.
By your spirit set me free to follow you.

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8. Communion Song: Almighty God by Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, and Sandra McCracken

Almighty God, To You all hearts are open;
You take away our sickness and our sin
Oh, Lamb of God, we gather at Your table.
In bread and wine You have supplied our needs.

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9. Communion Song: Revelation Song by Jennie Lee Riddle

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, holy, holy is he.
Sing a new song to Him who sits on heaven’s mercy seat.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord, God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come.

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Music Team for February 8, 2015:

Andrew Camp: worship leader, electric guitars
Kristen Camp: vocals
Taylor Carr: vocals, piano
Nick Havens: bass
Andrew Luley: drums
Greg Wiele: acoustic and electric guitars

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