Songs and Scenes from Sunday, April 7, 2013

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday services. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Sanctus – Words: Traditional (c. 1st century), Music: Christine Cover and Scott Johnson

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Words by Robert Robinson (1758), Music: NETTLETON, Wyeth’s Re­po­si­to­ry of Sac­red Mu­sic, Part Se­cond by John Wy­eth (1813), Based on an arrangement by Page CXVI

Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry blessing,
tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the Mount, I’m fixed upon it;
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine, Based on an arrangement by Page CXVI

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 to my Savior, God.
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Our Call to Confession was based on Romans 3:23-26.

Everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous.
He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.
People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.

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.

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.

We heard the assurance of our forgiveness from Ephesians 2:1-5.

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…
All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.
Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.

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.

This is the good news of the Gospel.

In Jesus Christ we are cleansed, forgiven, and renewed.

Amen.

Death in His Grave by John Mark McMillan

Though the earth cried out for blood,
satisfied her hunger was.
Billows calmed on raging seas
for the souls of men she craved.
Sun and moon from balcony
turned their head in disbelief,
their precious love would taste the sting.
disfigured and disdained.

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.

We read a Profession of Faith from The Worship Sourcebook.

This is the good news that we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved:

Christ died for our sins, was buried,
was raised on the third day,
and appeared first to the women,
then to Peter and the Twelve,
and then to many faithful witnesses.

We believe Jesus is the Christ,
the Anointed One of God,
the firstborn of all creation,
the firstborn from the dead,
in whom all things hold together,
in whom the fullness of God was pleased to dwell
by the power of the Spirit.

Christ is the head of the body, the church,
and by the blood of the cross
reconciles all things to God.

Amen.

Revelation Song by Jennie Lee Riddle

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
holy, holy is he.
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
heaven’s mercy seat.

Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord, God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come.

Music and Tech Team for Sunday, April 7, 2013:

Walt Beeson – bass
Andrew Camp – vocals, electric guitars
Kristen Camp – vocals
Andrew Luley – drums
Scott Johnson – worship leader, piano
Justin Schilb – violin
Johnny Tucker – keys, synth
Greg Wiele – acoustic and electric guitars

Jay Atkins – video director
Kenton Binkholder – live-stream audio
Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Tracy Christman – camera operator
Jeff Fox- camera operator
Chris Halsey – light board operator
Sam Munce – video engineer
Michael Novak – sermon cg, live-stream music cg
Gerik Parmele – IMAG technical director
Jamie Stephens – music cg
Ryan Stoll – camera operator
Jake Wandel – production manager, light designer
Tim Worstell – front of house audio

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