Songs and Scenes: August 30, 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. 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 4: Summer’s Throne”; a new E.P. featuring, “The War is Won.” Check it out on C.D. or digital download at crossingsongs.com.

1. Call to Worship: Psalm 8:1, 3-4

All: LORD, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
    in the heavens.

When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

2. The War is Won – Words: Joseph Hart, Additional Lyrics: Patrick Miller and David A. Cover, Music: The Crossing Music

Jesus once for sinners slain,
from the dead is raised again.
Cheerful let us raise our voice;
we have reason to rejoice.

The war is won, though battles rage.
Our risen King will end this age.
Until that day, stand in hope
of love that will forever flow.

The full lyrics for this song are included in the link above.

3. Scripture Reading: Psalm 117

All: Praise the LORD, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
Praise the LORD.

4. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty – Words: Joachim Neander (1680), Music: Lobe Herren (1665), additional music by Christine Cover & Latifah Phillips

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
the King of creation!
O My soul, praise Him
for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise him in glad adoration.

The full lyrics for this song are included in the link above.

5. Confession: Psalm 72: 18, 12-13; 41:4

All: Praise be to the LORD God…
who alone does marvelous deeds.

For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
the afflicted who have no one to help.
He will take pity on the weak and the needy
and save the needy from death.

“Have mercy on me, LORD;
heal me, for I have sinned against you.”

6. 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.

The full lyrics for this song can be viewed here.

7. Trees Will Clap (Isaiah 55) by Andrew Camp, Patrick Miller, Scott Johnson, and Greg Wiele

Turn your ear, hear his voice,
“Sinners come, and rejoice,
Through my son, I set you free.
Pardon won, upon my tree.

With your Word, undeaf my ears,
“Seek ye God, while He’s near.”

Trees will clap, clap their hands,
mountains sing, oceans hymn.
Take your joy, fill the earth.
Lead us up and further in.

The full lyrics for this song are included in the link above.

8. Made Alive by Brian Eichelberger and David Bolen, based on an arrangement by Citizens and Saints

I once was dead in sin alone and hopeless,
A child of wrath I walked condemned in darkness,
but your mercy brought new life
And in your love and kindness,
Raised me up with Christ and made me righteous.

You have bought me back with the riches of
Your amazing grace and relentless love.
I’m made alive forever, with you, life forever
by your grace I’m saved, by your grace I’m saved.

The full lyrics to this song can be viewed here.

9. He Knows My Name by Tommy Walker

I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands

I have a Father
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call

The full lyrics to this song can be viewed here.

Music Team for August 30, 2015:

Daniel Burke Aguero: vocals, saxophone, acoustic guitar

Kristen Camp: vocals

David Cover: bass guitar, moog bass, vocals

AnDrea Jackson: vocals

Rhett Johnson: electric guitar, vocals

Andrew Luley: drums, vocals

Alan Quiñones: vocals, Rhodes

Guimel Sibingo: vocals

Christian Smith: vocals

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