Songs and Scenes: March 6, 2016

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. This week, we were fortunate to have as our special guests, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami and Sonita Alizadeh, the director and the star of of the True/False dlcuilm Sonita. You can take a look at Dave Cover’s interview with them in the video below. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Shoshanna Herndon.


Dave Cover interviews the director and the star of of the True/False Film Sonita

Spotify Playlist for March 6, 2016

1. Trees Will Clap (Isaiah 55) by Andrew Camp, Patrick Miller, Scott Johnson, and Greg Wiele

Turn your ear, hear His voice,
“Sinners come, and rejoice,
through my Son, I set you free;
pardon won, upon my tree.”

With your Word, undeaf my ears,
“Seek ye God, while He’s near.”

Trees will clap, clap their hands,
mountains sing, oceans hymn.
Take your joy, fill the earth.
Lead us up and further in.

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2. Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:1-2

…let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.

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3. O Praise The Name (Anástasis) by Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings & Dean Ussher

I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds His hands His feet
My Saviour on that cursed tree

O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord oh Lord our God

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Sonita Alizadeh performs a song featured in the documentary during her interview with Dave Cover.

4. Scripture Reading: Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
forever.

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5. The House of God Forever by Jon Foreman, Arrangement: Page CXVI

God is my shepherd
I won’t be wanting. I won’t be wanting.
He makes me rest
in fields of green with quiet streams.
Even though I walk
through the valley of death and dying
I will not fear ’cause you are with me,
You’re always with me.

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6. Scripture Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10 (The Message)

But here on this mountain, God-of-the-Angel-Armies
will throw a feast for all the people of the world,
A feast of the finest foods, a feast with vintage wines,
a feast of seven courses, a feast lavish with gourmet desserts.
And here on this mountain, God will banish
the pall of doom hanging over all peoples,
The shadow of doom darkening all nations.
Yes, he’ll banish death forever.
And God will wipe the tears from every face.
He’ll remove every sign of disgrace
From his people, wherever they are.
Yes! God says so!

Also at that time, people will say,
“Look at what’s happened! This is our God!
We waited for him and he showed up and saved us!
This God, the one we waited for!
Let’s celebrate, sing the joys of his salvation.

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8. We Will Feast in the House of Zion by Sandra McCracken and Josh Moore

In the dark of night, before the dawn
My soul, be not afraid
For the promised morning, oh how long?
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength

We will feast in the house of Zion.
We will sing with our hearts restored.
He has done great things, we will say together.
We will feast and weep no more.

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9. 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 randsom for my life
Oh He is my Song

You are good, good, ohhh
You are good, good, ohhh
You are good, good, ohhh
You are good, good, ohhh

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Music Team for March 6, 2016:

Andrew Camp: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Alex Dereszynski: electric guitar
Emily Herzog: vocals
Scott Johnson: vocals, piano
Andrew Luley: drums
Jeff Schaefer: bass
Guimel Sibingo: vocals
Johnny Tucker: keyboards

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