Songs and Scenes from Sunday, May 5, 2013

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of the liturgy featured in The Crossing’s Sunday services. Ben Walton provided photos to give a glimpse into Sunday morning life at The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Our Call to Worship was Psalm 50:15.

Call on me when you are in trouble,
and I will rescue you,
and you will give me glory.

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Divine Invitation by Steve Hindalong and Eric Owyoung, Arrangement: Page CXVI

We are all here to find
the place where our restless souls will be free.
We were all made to see.
our hearts could not rest until found in Thee.

In this divine invitation we find Your embrace
and in our deep adoration see the light of Your face.
In this divine invitation we all find the place
for our souls where the longings were born long ago.

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The Christ, Our Light by Martin Reardon

When all was dark and without dawn
You gave us Light, you sent your Son.
The Christ, the Christ, He shines, He shines
to take all dark away, away.

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The Church Has Waited Long – Words: Horatius Bonar (1845), Music: Scott Johnson, Arrangement: The Crossing Music

The whole creation groans,
and waits to hear that voice
that shall her comeliness restore,
and make her wastes rejoice.

Come, Lord, and wipe away
the curse, the sin, the stain,
and make this blighted world of ours
Thine own fair world again.

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The Mystery of Faith – Words: Traditional english liturgy, Music by Scott Johnson and David Wilton

After a time of silent prayer, Kristen led us in singing this song based on an anglican liturgical prayer.

Christ has died, Christ has risen,
Christ will come again.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel,
Christ will come again!

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Cam Huxford

I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
for the first had passed away.
I saw a new city, Jerusalem;
a bride on her wedding day.
I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“look at the dwelling place of God.”
He will dwell with them, they will be his people,
and He will be their God.

Wipe away every tear from our eyes.
Death will be no more.

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As Christians we believe in real darkness, in real suffering but we don’t believe it’s the end. We’re a people of hope, who trust God to fulfill his promise—Christ will come again to make all things new. So we read Revelation 21:3-5, 20:22 to give us a vision of the restoration that is to come in that day.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”

This is the Word of the Lord.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

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Jesus Paid it All – Words: Elvina M. Hall (1865), Music: John T. Grape (1835-1915), Arrangement: Kings Kaleidoscope

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
can change the leper’s spots
and melt the heart of stone.”

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

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Music and Tech Team for May 5, 2013:

Walt Beeson – bass
Andrew Camp – vocals, electric guitars, six-string banjo
Kristen Camp – vocals
Ashley Gross – vocals, percussion
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars
Scott Johnson – worship leader, piano, acoustic guitar, six-string banjo
Andrew Luley – drums
Benedict SIn – violin

Jay Atkins – asst. technical director
Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Kevin Fletcher – video engineer
Jeff Fox – camera operator
Chris Halsey – light board operator
Addison Hawkins – front of house audio
Barrett Knox – live-stream audio
Sam Munce – camera operator
Gerik Parmele – video director
Michael Schobey – camera operator
Kate Shanks – sermon cg, live-stream music cg
Ben Walton – video engineer
Chantel Wandel – music cg
Jake Wandel – production manager, light designer, director

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