Songs and Scenes: February 26, 2017

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs (when available) so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Dan Gill.



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1. How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine, Arranged by Citizens and Saints

And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art! How great thou art!


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

I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds His hands His feet
My Saviour on that cursed tree

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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3. Scripture Reading: Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
forever.


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4. The House of God Forever by Jon Foreman, Arrangement: Page CXVI

God is my shepherd
I won’t be wanting. I won’t be wanting.
He makes me rest
in fields of green with quiet streams.
Even though I walk
through the valley of death and dying
I will not fear ’cause you are with me,
You’re always with me.

Your shepherd’s staff comforts me
You are my feast
In the presence of enemies
Surely goodness will follow me, follow me
In the house of God forever.


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5. Assurance: Isaiah 25:6-10 (The Message)

Leader: But here on this mountain, God-of-the-Angel-Armies
will throw a feast for all the people of the world,
A feast of the finest foods, a feast with vintage wines,
a feast of seven courses, a feast lavish with gourmet desserts.

All Singing: We will feast in the House of Zion.

Leader: And here on this mountain, God will banish
the pall of doom hanging over all peoples,
The shadow of doom darkening all nations.
Yes, he’ll banish death forever.

All Singing: We will feast in the House of Zion.

Leader: And God will wipe the tears from every face.
He’ll remove every sign of disgrace
From his people, wherever they are.

All Singing: We will feast in the House of Zion.

Leader: Also at that time, people will say,
“Look at what’s happened! This is our God!
We waited for him and he showed up and saved us!
This God, the one we waited for!
Let’s celebrate, sing the joys of his salvation.


A kindergartner’s drawing inspired by our congregation singing Sandra McCracken’s “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” this morning.

6. We Will Feast in the House of Zion by Sandra McCracken and Josh Moore

We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things, we will say together
We will feast and weep no more

Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed
You are the Faithful one
And from the garden to the grave
Bind us together, bring shalom.


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7. God’s Highway by Sandra McCracken and Thad Cockrell

My feet are strong, my eyes are clear
I cannot see the way from here
But on we go, He knows the way
And in His arms, He keeps me safe.

Fear not, keep on, watch and pray
Walk in the light of God’s highway

I’m holding on to you, Lord
You’re holding on to me.


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Music Team for February 26, 2017:

Kate Andrea: Electric Guitar
Grady Frazier: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Emily Herzog: Vocals
Scott Johnson: Vocals, Piano, Liturgist
Andrew Luley: Drums, Percussion
Christian Neuenswander: Vocals
Jeff Schaefer: Bass Guitar

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