Songs and Scenes: January 8, 2017

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs (when available) so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Dan Gill.



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1. Praise the Lord, All Praise and Blessing – Words: Joel Blomqvist (1840-1930) Music: Matt Scott

Praise the Lord, all praise and blessing,
render to his mighty name;
Thank him ever for His goodness,
now and evermore the same.
Now and evermore the same.

Everything that you have made is beautiful.
Everything that you have made is good.


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2. He is Yahweh by Dean Salyn

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?

Creator God, He is Yahweh
The Great I Am, He is Yahweh
The Lord of All, He is Yahweh


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3. O My Soul, Arise – Words: Charles Wesley (1742), Music and additional words: Eric McAllister

O my soul, arise
Behold the risen Christ
Your Great High Priest
Your spotless sacrifice

O my soul, arise
God owns you as His child
Shake off your guilty fears
My soul, arise


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4. Amazing Grace – Words: John Newton (1779), Music: James P. Car­rell and Da­vid S. Clay­ton (1831), Additional lyrics, chorus and arrangement: Page CXVI

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.

I will sing to you this song of praise.
for giving me abundant grace.
You broke the stones around my heart;
In you I’ve been redeemed.


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5. O Help My Unbelief
– Words: Isaac Watts, Music: 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.</em

But there’s a voice of sov’reign grace,
sounds from the sacred word:
“O, ye despairing sinners come,
and trust upon the Lord.”


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Music Team for January 8, 2016:

Paul Betts: Drums
David Cover: Electric Guitar
Dalton Maggard: Keyboards
Christian Neuenswander: Vocals
Ricky Presberry: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Liturgist
Greg Wiele: Drums

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