Songs and Scenes from Sunday, November 13, 2011

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

He is Yahweh by Dean Salyn.

This is a song that we’ve been singing at The Crossing since 2003 and paints a picture of God’s sovereignty reminiscent of Isaiah 40.

Who is moving on the waters?
Who is holding up the moon?
Who is peeling back the darkness
with the burning light of noon?
Who is standing on the mountains?
Who is on the earth below?
Who is bigger than the heavens
and the lover of my soul?

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Here I Am to Worship by Tim Hughes

King of all days, oh so highly exalted,
glorious in heaven above.
Humbly You came to the earth You created,
all for love’s sake became poor.
Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down,
here I am to say that You’re my God.

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We had a time of silent confession which continued as we sang, O Help My Unbelief (words by Isaac Watts, music by 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.”

We viewed a video of Warren Mayer’s faith story produced by Gerik Parmele.

Following Warren’s story we read from Ephesians 2:1-5, 8-10 which shows us Warren’s story is really everybody’s story.

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world… among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ… For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

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All I Have is Christ by Jordan Kauflin

Now Lord, I would be Yours alone,
and live so all might see,
the strength to follow Your commands
could never come from me.
O Father, use my ransomed life
in any way You choose,
and let my song forever be,
“My only boast is You.”

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Prayer of the Lowly by David A. Cover, Christine Cover, Andrew Camp and Andrew Luley

Following the message we read from Philippians 2:3-8 and sang an original song by The Crossing Music based on a prayer from The Valley of Vision.

Break my pride to pieces and scatter it to the wind.
And put in me humility to rest in Your ways.
For You, help live to You, help say,
“Holy, holy is the Lord, God Almighty;
Worthy, worthy is the King who died for me!”

We closed our service with another video produced by Gerik Parmele highlighting a special live performance of a song from The Crossing Music’s new album, The Shore.

The Shore is now available for purchase at The Crossing’s bookstore and for download at crossingsongs.com. We’re really excited about the album so be sure to check it out!

Music Team for November 13, 2011:

Taylor Bonderer – violin
Zach Burmaster – acoustic guitar
Kristen Camp – vocals
David Cover – percussion, acoustic guitar
Sadie Currey – violin
Ashley Gross – vocals
Nick Havens – bass
Scott Johnson – vocals, keyboards
Joel Schirmer – vocals

Kameron Bong – stagehand
Josh Burrell – stage, light and media coordinator
Addison Hawkins – sound

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