Songs and Scenes: June 8, 2014

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

1. Here is Our King (chorus only) by David Crowder

Here is our King, here is our love,
here is our God who’s come
to bring us back to Him.
He is the One, He is Jesus.

2. Call to Worship: Hebrews 1:1-3, 2:1

Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our
ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final
days, he has spoken to us through his Son.

God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and
through the Son he created the universe.

The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very
character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty
power of his command.

When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the
place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in
heaven… So we must listen very carefully to the truth we
have heard, or we may drift away from it.

3. Holy (Jesus, You Are) by Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin

Your name alone has power to raise us.
Your light will shine when all else fades.
Our eyes will look on Your glorious face
shining like the sun.
Who is like You, God?

You are holy, holy, holy
God most high and God most worthy.
You are holy, holy, holy
Jesus, You are. Jesus, You are.

4. Call to Confession: 1 John 1:8-9 (from “Christ-Centered Worship” by Bryan Chappell)

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.

5. With Melting Heart and Weeping Eyes – Words: John Fawcett (1740-1817), Music: Clint Wells

With melting heart and weeping eyes,
My guilty soul for mercy cries;
What shall I do, or whither flee,
To rid the vengeance due of me?
To rid the vengeance due of me?

Does not Thy sacred word proclaim,
salvation free in Jesus’ name?
To Him I look and humbly cry,
“Lord, save a wretch condemned to die.
Lord, save this wretch condemned to die.”

6. Prayer of Confession: Based on a Puritan prayer adapted by Mike Cosper

Great and Mighty God,
It’s a good thing for us to be humbled by your greatness.

We are nothing when compared to you.

Though we are weak and overwhelmed by our sins,
your grace enables us to become more like you.

In our sin and failure, have mercy on us, O God.

May we remember the Mighty One, Jesus Christ,
who stands between us and makes a way for us to be redeemed.

His blood is our peace,
His righteousness our strength,
His condemnation our freedom,
His Spirit our power,
His Kingdom our heritage.

Lord, let us know your grace, feeling its strength.

By your grace,
subdue our evil natures,
detach us from the present world,
support us in life’s trials.

May our days be framed by character that you have molded,
and not by anxiety, hurry,
and the pressure of life’s circumstances.

May we live with a clean conscience
and continual hunger for your righteousness.

Father, we ask that these things would happen
by the power of your Spirit and the blood of your Son.

It’s in Jesus’ name that we pray, Amen.

7. New Song: In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross by Brooks Ritter and Rebecca Eliot

In the shadow of the glorious cross
Compelled by grace to cast my lot
Iʼll discard the loss and bare your name
Forsaking all for your own fame

Your hymn of grace sung over me
Abounding forth in glorious streams
My thirst is quenched by you my Lord
Sustained am I redeemed restored
Sustained am I redeemed restored

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

8. Emily’s Story

9. 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.

10. 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.

Music Team for June 8, 2014:

Andrew Camp: vocals, electric guitar

Ashley Gross: vocals

Nick Havens: bass

Scott Johnson: worship leader, acoustic guitar, piano

Andrew Luley: drums

Joe Morgan: brass

Ethan Vizitei: piano, vibes

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