Songs and Scenes from Sunday, July 15, 2012

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This week’s Songs and Scenes review features photos graciously provided by Scott Myers. You’ll find links in the song titles to help you purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

O Come Let Us Adore Him – Traditional (Adeste Fideles)

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord
.

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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.
Behold our King—nothing can compare.
come, let us adore Him

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One God by Cam Huxford

We introduced “One God,” a new song (which we will revisit in two weeks) from Mars Hill in Seattle, WA. The song invites us to turn away from our counterfeit gods and worship the one, true, living God. Songwriter Cam Huxford shares his thoughts on the song.

“One thing that I have seen throughout my life is that God is faithful to crush our idols. He can do that because he is simply bigger and more powerful than all of the other things that we might choose to worship. The song “One God” was written out of the continual experience of seeing a big God rule over everything else.”

Prophets proclaimed to our fathers long ago
to turn from your statues and your idols made of gold.

“Rise from your knees, stop worshiping
The splinters of broken gods, turn and see your King.

There is one God over all kings and rulers
and He reigns alone.

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We read the first of God’s ten commandments from Exodus 20.

I am the Lord your God… You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them.

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Our call to confession was influenced by Tim Keller’s book, Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters. Keller defines idolatry as…

“…anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give.”

We spent some time in silent confession asking God to him to remove the idols of our hearts and satisfy our deepest needs and hopes with His all He is for us in Jesus Christ.

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Kristen read from Isaiah 55:1-2.

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters;
and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

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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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Corporate Prayer: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

I bind unto myself today by power of faith
Christ’s incarnation, death and resurrection.

Protect me, Christ, until your returning.

Christ with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger.

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

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In Christ Alone by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, Arrangement by King’s Kaleidoscope

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

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Medley: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Words by John Newton (1779), Music by Virginia Harmony (1831), Arrangement and contemporary chorus by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind but now I see.

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free.
My God, my Savior has ransomed me.
And like a flood his mercy reigns
amazing love, amazing grace.

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Medley: Grace That is Greater – Words by Julia H. Johnston, Music by Daniel B. Towner (1910)

Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin.

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Music and Tech Team for Sunday, July 15, 2012:

Lacey Burrell – vocals
Andrew Camp – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
Kristen Camp – vocals
Rhett Johnson – electric guitar
Scott Johnson – piano, synth, vocals
Andrew Luley – drums
Ryan Ponder – bass
Benedict Sin – violin
Alison Tatum – violin

Chris Halsey – light board operator
Barrett Knox – tech assistant
Darin Nichols – music media
Gerik Parmele – media director
Ryan Stoll – camera operator
Chantel Wandel – sermon media
Jake Wandel – production manager
Tim Worstell – Front of house audio

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