Songs and Scenes: May 1, 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. 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 Andrew Herndon.


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1. Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge

Who has felt the nails upon His hands
Bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God eternal humbled to the grave
Jesus, Savior risen now to reign!

Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.
Behold our King—nothing can compare.
come, let us adore Him.

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2. God Who Saves by Aaron Senseman

There is life in the blood of the lamb who was slain.
There is power, there is power in His name.
There is love pouring out of the wounds that were made;
Pouring out, pouring over our shame

Praise the God who saves.
Praise the God who bled.
Praise the God who was nailed to a tree
and wore our sins upon His head.

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3. Call to Confession: Philippians 2:1, 5-8 (The Message)

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life… Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

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4. The Gospel Song by Bob Kauflin and Drew Jones

Holy God, in love, became
perfect Man to bear my blame.
On the cross He took my sin.
By His death I live again.

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5. 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

These crowns I’ve clenched with fisted hands
I cast them down before the throne
Of Christ my God the worthy Lamb
Christ crucified the Great I Am

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6. Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:9-11 (The Message)

Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.

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7. Gloria by Chad Gardner

O taste and see that the Lord is good;
all you people, all you saints
all you children of the king.
Gloria! Gloria!
Gloria!, Gloria!

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8. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Words: Isaac Watts (1707), Music: Lowell Mason (1824)

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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9. Take My Life – Words: Frances R. Havergal (1874), Music and additional lyrics: Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio, Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for Thee.

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Music Team for May 1, 2016:

Kristen Camp: vocals
David Currey – pedal steel guitar
Sam Currey – upright bass
Jackie Floyd – vocals
Scott Johnson – vocals, acoustic guitar
Justin Schilb – violin
Johnny Tucker – piano, organ
Stephen Varner – drums
Greg Wiele – electric and acoustic guitars

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