Song and Scenes: The Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 23, 2012)

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December 23 is the fourth Sunday of Advent 2012. Advent (which means “coming” or “arrival”) is a season where the church remembers Christ’s first coming and anticipates his promised return and is characterized by prayer, quiet waiting and joyful expectation.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel – LM 88 88 (Veni Emmanuel), Words: Latin (12th century), Tune: “Processionale” (15th century), Adaptation: Thomas Helmore (1854), Adapted from an arrangement by U2
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

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Before There Was Time by Aaron Senseman

Before there was time,
There were visions in Your mind.
There was death in the fall of mankind,
But there was life in salvation’s design.

Before there were days,
There were nights I could not see Your face,
But the night couldn’t keep me from grace
When You came and took my place.

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David led a call to worship based on Daniel 7:13-14.

… I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

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Hosanna by Brooke Fraser

I see the King of Glory
coming on the clouds with fire,
the whole earth shakes,
The whole earth shakes.
Hosanna! Hosanna!
Hosanna in the highest!

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Hallelujah! What A Savior – Words and Music: Phillip P. Bliss (1875), Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
To His kingdom us to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing
Hallelujah! what a Savior!

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O Come, All Ye Faithful – Words and Tune: attr. John Francis Wade (1742), tr. Frederick Oakeley (1841), Music: Irregular (Adeste Fiedeles) Arrangement by Chris Tomlin

O come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!

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It’s You by Dave Wilton and Asher Seevinck

Son of man reach out your hand and touch my weary heart.
Son of man reach out your hand and heal my failing heart.
It’s you that I need.
It’s you that I need.

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Music and Tech Team for December 23, 2012:

Christine Cover – vocals
David Cover – worship leader, electric guitars
Ashley Gross – vocals
Nick Havens – bass
Scott Johnson – piano, keyboard, organ
Stephen Varner – drums
Greg Wiele – acoustic guitar

Ray Batt – sermon media
Kenton Binkholder – camera operator
Kameron Bong – live stream audio
Jeff Fox – camera operator
Addison Hawkins – audio
Scott Jones – video engineer
Ken Kroll – light board operator, designer
Darin Nichols – music media
Gerik Parmele – IMAG technical director, video engineer
Ryan Stoll – camera operator
Phil Vinyard – video/tech director
Chantel Wandel – live stream media
Jake Wandel – production manager

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