Songs and Scenes, February 22, 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 Nate Herndon. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

Sunday, February 22, 2014

1. Call to Worship: Psalm 96:1-5, 7-8

Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.

The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.

He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy…

Sunday, February 22, 2014

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

A new studio recording of this song will be included in The Crossing’s Music forthcoming Spring E.P.

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.

Sunday, February 22, 2014

3. O Help My Unbelief – Words: Isaac Watts, Music: Justin Smith

How sad our state by nature is!
our sin, how deep it stains!
and Satan binds our captive minds
Fast in his slavish chains.
But there’s a voice of sov’reign grace,
sounds from the sacred word:
“O, ye despairing sinners come,
and trust upon the Lord.”

Sunday, February 22, 2014

4. Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:1-2, 4, 12-13

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

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 we have been saved.

Remember that… you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

But now in Christ Jesus we who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Sunday, February 22, 2014

5. New Song: 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.

Sunday, February 22, 2014

6. Communion Song: Jesus Messiah by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash

His body the bread, his blood the wine,
broken and poured out all for love.
The whole earth trembled, and the veil was torn.
Love so amazing, love so amazing.

Jesus, Messiah, Name above all names,
Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel.
The Rescue for sinners. The Ransom from heaven.
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all.

Sunday, February 22, 20147. Communion Song: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing — Words: Charles Wes­ley (1739), Music: Az­mon, Carl G. Gläser (1828); ar­ranged by Low­ell Ma­son, Mo­dern Psalm­ist (1839), Chorus: David Crowder and Jack Parker

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.

One Comment

  1. My husband and I are moving to Columbia from Paducah, KY in the spring. We have a doctrinally solid biblical foundation, and have led groups in biblical worldview and apologetics. We have visited The Crossing and are deeply moved that scripture is on the screen and used in song. It is the Word and Holy Spirit Who speaks – not man.

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