Songs and Scenes: March 12, 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 Scott Myers.



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1. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Words by Robert Robinson (1758), Music: NETTLETON, John Wy­eth (1813), Arrangement: The Journey Collective

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.


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2. King of My Heart by John Mark McMillan and Sarah McMillan

Let the King of my heart
be the mountain where I run
The Fountain I drink from
Oh He is my Song
Let the King of my heart
be the shadow where I hide
the ransom for my life
Oh He is my Song


You are good, good, Oh-oh.

When the night is holding onto me
God is holding on.


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3. Scripture Reading: Lamentations 3

The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words.
I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss.
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

All: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”

All: The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul that seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.


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4. Great is Thy Faithfulness – Words: Thomas O. Chisholm, Music: William M. Runyan, Based on an arrangement by Sandra McCracken

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever will be.

Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


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5. Scripture Reading: Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

PSALM 138: 1-3

I bow down and give thanks to you O LORD
for your steadfast love and your faithfulness;
On the day I called, you answered me,
you increased my strength of soul.

All: You are steadfast.

PSALM 94:16-20

If the LORD had not been my help,
my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.
When I thought, “My foot is slipping,”
your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.

All: You are steadfast.

PSALM 138:7-8

Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies;
you stretch out your hand,
and your right hand delivers me.
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.

All: You are steadfast.

PSALM 62:6-8, 33:22

You alone are my rock and my salvation;
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
May the LORD’s steadfast love and faithfulness, be upon you,
even as you hope in Him.


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6. Steadfast by Sandra McCracken, Leslie Jordan, and Josh Silverberg (with adaptions from Henri Nouwen)

I will build my house
Whether storm or drought
On the rock that does not move
I will set my hope
In your love, O Lord
And your faithfulness will prove

You are steadfast, steadfast


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7. Communion Song: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross – Words: Isaac Watts (1707), Music: Lowell Mason (1824)

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.


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8. Communion Song: On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand – Words: Samuel Stennett (1787), Music: Christopher Miner.

On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan’s fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

No chilling winds nor poisonous breath
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness, sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.

I am bound, I am bound,
I am bound for the Promised land.


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Music Team for March 12, 2017:

Paul Betts: Drums
David Currey: Pedal Steel Guitar
Emily Herzog: Vocals, Liturgist
Scott Johnson: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Liturgist
Christian Neuenswander: Vocals
Ryan Ponder: Bass
Johnny Tucker: Piano

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