Songs and Scenes: May 15, 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. The Lion and the Lamb by Brenton Brown, Leeland Mooring, and Brian Johnson

Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah
He’s roaring with power and fighting our battles
Every knee will bow before
Him

Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world, His blood breaks the chains
Every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
Every knee will bow before Him

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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 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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3. Scripture Reading: Psalm 37:1, 23-24 (NLT)

Don’t worry…

The LORD directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the LORD holds them by the hand
.

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4. Have Mercy by Sandra McCracken and Thad Cockrell

Have mercy on me
Have mercy on me, O Lord
Have mercy, O Lord
Have mercy

Oh help my unbelief
Oh help my unbelief, O Lord
Have mercy, O Lord
Have mercy

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6. Words of Assurance (Adapted from “Battling the Unbelief of Anxiety,” by John Piper.)

When I am anxious about the future and all the unknowns in life, God promises…

“The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; he will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear, or be dismayed”
(Deuteronomy 31:8)

• When I am anxious about an important decision I have to make, God promises…

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
(Psalm 32:8)

• When I am anxious about a trial I am facing, God promises…

Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
(Isaiah 41:10)

• When I am anxious about people’s opinions about me, God promises…

“Do not be afraid of people’s scorn
or be terrified by their insults…
I, yes I, am the one who comforts you.
So why are you afraid of mere humans?”
(Isaiah 51:7a, 12b)

• When I am anxious about aging, God promises…

“Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.”
(Isaiah 46:4)

• When I am anxious about making a mess of my life, God promises…

I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
(Philippians 1:6)

• What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any power, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:31-32, 37-39)

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6. God is Good by Dustin Kensrue

Even when it seems the answer’s no
The promises of God all find their Yes
In Christ who worked the Father’s will below
That all who run to him would find their rest

God is good, all of the time
All of the time, God is good
God is good, all of the time
All of the time, God is good

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7. Give Me Jesus – Traditional Spiritual, Additional Lyrics and Music by Matt Stinton

Oh, when I come to die,
oh, when I come to die,
oh, when I come to die,
give me Jesus

Give me Jesus,
give me Jesus,
you may have all this world;
give me Jesus.

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Music Team for May 15, 2016:

Daniel Burke-Aguero – vocals, saxophone
Andrew Camp – programming, synth, percussion, vocals
Taylor Carr – vocals
Alex Dereszynski – electric guitar
Emily Herzog – vocals
Scott Johnson – vocals, acoustic guitar
Andrew Luley – drums
Jeff Schaefer – bass
Johnny Tucker – piano

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