Songs and Scenes from April 29, 2012

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This weeks Song and Scenes features photos courtesy of Lana Eklund. You’ll find links in the song titles to help you purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name – Words by Edward Perronet (1780), Contemporary chorus by Judah Groveman (based on a arrangement by Jaron and Katherine Kamon)

All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.

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He Holds All Things
 by David A. Cover and Patrick Miller

From kingdom dark to kingdom’s light,
Your blood has made a way.
The death of sin and hope of life,
Your mighty cross proclaims.
From Him, to Him, salvation is sustained.
Through Him, for Him, all things remade.

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We read a confessional prayer adapted from The Open Gate: Celtic Prayers for Growing Spiritually by David Adam.

Jesus, Saviour,
Lamb of God who takes away
the sins of the world.

We come to you, Lord,
for you alone can make us whole.

We are not able to heal ourselves.
We are not able to forgive ourselves.
We are not able to restore ourselves.
We are not able to sanctify ourselves.
We are not able to satisfy ourselves.

Jesus, Saviour,
wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities,

We come to you for you alone can make us whole.

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Rock of Ages – Words: Augustus M. Toplady (1776), Additional chorus: Page CXVI

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to thy Cross I cling;
Naked, come to thee for dress;
Helpless, look to thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

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Nothing But the Blood Words and Music by Robert Lowry

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

How precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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We heard the assurance of our forgiveness in a reading based on Colossians 2:13-14.

When we were dead in our sins…, God made us alive with Christ.

He forgave us all our sins, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands; He took it away, nailing it to the cross.

Though our sins overwhelm us, the grace and mercy of God far surpasses them.

In Christ, God brings us new life and sets us free! In Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God.

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O My Soul, AriseWords: Charles Wesley (1742), Music and additional words: Eric McAllister
This new song from Sovereign Grace Music enabled us to sing of Christ’s soul restoring and life transforming power in our lives. Eric McAllister, who retuned this hymn had this to say about the song:

“I set the song in a minor key, aware that the battle to remember the scriptural truths contained in these verses is a battle! But how sweet it is to contend with our souls knowing that the object of our trust is Jesus Christ. He is our unique and perfectly qualified Great High Priest, and our assurance that we do not fight alone.”

He ever lives above
For me to intercede
His all redeeming love
His precious blood to plead
His blood atoned for every race
His blood atoned for every race
And sprinkles now the throne of grace

O my soul, arise
Behold the risen Christ
Your Great High Priest
Your spotless sacrifice

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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.”


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Music and Tech Team for April 29, 2012:

Andrew Camp – vocals, electric and acoustic guitar
Kristen Camp – vocals
Rhett Johnson – electric guitar, percussion
Scott Johnson – vocals, piano, electric piano
Andrew Luley – drums
Ryan Ponder – bass
Emily Reisen – vocals

Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Barrett Knox – tech assistant
Amy Lamm – music media; asst. stage manager
Jamie Stephens – music media
Jake Wandel – production manager
Tim Worstell – audio

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