Songs and Scenes from Sunday, February 19, 2012

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This week’s music set-list review features photos by Nate Herndon. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Awakening by Chris Tomlin and Reuben Morgan

Awakening served as our call to worship this week. When we sing this prayer (which echoes Ephesians 1:17-19) we ask God to wake our wandering hearts so that we may seek his will and worship him.

For You and You alone awake my soul;
Awake my soul and sing.
For the world You love Your will be done;
Let Your will be done in me
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Holy, Holy, Holy – Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Music: Nicaea, John B. Dykes (1861)

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

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Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge

Who has held the oceans in His hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at His voice,
all creation rises to rejoice.
Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.

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We read Psalm 51:15-17 where we see the sacrifice God asks of us is a broken spirit and contrite heart. Our response to this passage was to humble ourselves; being open and honest about our sins as we prayed in silent confession.

O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

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How Deep the Father’s Love For Us by Stuart Townend, We used the arrangement by King’s Kaleidoscope

1 John 4:10 tells us, “This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” We sang “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” as a reminder of God’s forgiving love for us in Jesus Christ.

How deep the Father’s love for us,
how vast beyond all measure
that He should give His only Son
to make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss,
the Father turns His face away
as wounds which mar the chosen One
bring many sons to glory.

Chantel Wright shared her faith story in this video produced by Gerik Parmele.

Satisfied – Words: Clara T. Williams (1875), Music: Karl Digerness (1997), Arrangement: The Crossing Music

All my life long I had panted
for a drink from some cool spring
that I hoped would quench the burning
of the thirst I felt within.

Hallelujah! He has found me,
the One my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies all my longings,
through his blood I now am saved.

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We responded to Dave’s message by praying the Prayer of St. Francis in both song and corporate reading. You can listen to a rough demo recording of The Crossing Music’s adaptation of the prayer here.

The Prayer of St. Francis – Words: St. Francis of Assisi (translation c. 1912), Music: David A. Cover and Christine Cover

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.

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Music and Tech Team for February 19, 2012:

Taylor Bonderer – violin
Zach Burmaster – bass
Sadie Currey – violin
Kristen Camp – vocals
Andrew Camp – vocals, acoustic guitar
Rhett Johnson – electric guitar
Scott Johnson – piano, vocals
Andrew Luley – drums
Shane Murphy – cello
Brynne Whittaker – vocals

Kenny Ashton – tech intern
Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Josh Burrell – stage and tech coordinator
Addison Hawkins – sound

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