Songs and Scenes: Easter Sunday 2016

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The Crossing’s Easter Sunday liturgy review features photos by Dan Gill. You’ll find links in the song titles that will help you purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

Spotify Playlist for Easter Sunday 2016

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1. 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.

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2. Death in His Grave by John Mark McMillan

Death In His Grave is a wonderful example of poetry in the context of a corporate worship song. Singer Songwriter John Mark Mcmillan offers a helpful line-by-line analysis of the lyrics in this blog post.

On Friday a thief, on sunday a king
laid down in grief
but woke with the keys
of hell on that day.
The first born of the slain
the man, Jesus Christ, laid
death in his grave.

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3. Christ is Risen by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes, Arrangement by The Crossing Music

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bowed to none but heavens will.
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown,
no burden great can hold you down,
In strength you reign.
Forever let Your church proclaim,

Christ is risen from the dead
trampling over death by death.
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave.

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4. Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:4-8

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved,

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5. 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.

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6. Christ is Coming! Let Creation – Words: John R. Mac­duff (1853),
Add. Words and Music: Matt Scott

Long Thy people have been pining
For Thy peace and rest, and Thee,
Soon, in heav’nly glory shining,
Their Restorer shall they see.

Come on down! Come on down!
Haste that joyous jubilee!

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7. O Praise The Name (Anástasis) by Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings & Dean Ussher

Then on the third at break of dawn,
the Son of heaven rose again.
O trampled death where is your sting?
The angels roar for Christ the King!

O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord oh Lord our God

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Music Team for Easter 2016:

Kali Binkley: vocals
Daniel Burke-Aguero: vocals, saxophone, electric guitar
Andrew Camp: vocals, electric guitar, percussion
Kirsten Camp: vocals
Emily Herzog: vocals
Rhett Johnson: electric guitar
Scott Johnson: vocals, piano
Alan Quiñones: vocals
Jeff Schaefer: bass guitar
Guimel Sibingo: vocals
Johnny Tucker: keyboards
Stephen Varner: drums

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