Songs and Scenes from Sunday, November 4, 2012

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

I Sing the Mighty Power of God – Words: Isaac Watts (1715), Music and Additional Chorus: Scott Johnson, Keith Scherer, Andrew Camp, and Andrew Luley

I sing the mighty power of God,
that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad,
and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command,
and all the stars obey.

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 our sins away, away.

Andrew led us in a time of confession and thanksgiving by reading a prayer of confession from the Book of Common Prayer and Galatians 2:20.

Most merciful God, 
We confess that we have sinned against you, 
in thought, word, and deed. 
By what we have done and by what we have left undone.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Hallelujah! What A Savior – Words and Music: Phillip P. Bliss (1875), Additional Chorus: Leonard Cohen (based on the song Hallelujah)

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Andrew read from and adaptation of 2 Corinthians 5:55-57, which assures us of God’s forgiveness and the promise of victory over sin and death through Christ’s resurrection.

This is what the Lord says:

“Death is swallowed in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Christ is Risen by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light;
Our God is not dead He’s alive,
He’s alive!

Christ is risen from the dead
trampling over death by death.
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Cam Huxford, Arranged by Ghost Ship

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ” is a melodically inventive and emotionally moving adaptation of Revelation 21 by Ghost Ship from Mars Hill in Seattle. The band’s two goals for their music is, “to point to Jesus and call people to respond to Jesus.”

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.


Music and Tech Team for November 4, 2012:

Christine Cover – vocals, harmony
Andrew Camp – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Nick Havens – bass
Rhett Johnson – electric guitar
Scott Johnson – piano, organ, six-string banjo
Andrew Luley – worship leader, drums
Emily Riesen – vocals

Ray Batt – sermon media
Kenton Binkholder – live stream media
Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Joy Calvert – camera operator
David Cover – audio
Laurel Critchfield – video engineer
Chris Halsey – light board operator
Addison Hawkins – live stream audio
Scott Jones – IMAG technical director
Darin Nichols – music media
Gerik Parmele – video/tech director
Kate Shanks – live stream media
Jake Wandel – production manager, light designer
Ben Walton – camera operator
Brandon Wright – camera operator

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