Songs and Scenes: November 20, 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 Scott Patrick Myers.



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1. 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul;
worship His holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul;
I’ll worship Your holy name.

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger.
Your name is great and Your heart is kind.
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing;
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.


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2. Holy, Holy, Holy (Lord God, Almighty) – Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Music: Nicaea, John B. Dykes

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.


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3. Scripture Reading: Based on Psalms 103:1-5; 145:9; 72:12-13; 116:5-6, & John 10:11 

LEADER: Let all that I am praise the LORD;
    with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Let all that I am praise the LORD;
    and never forget the good things he does for me.


ALL: You are good, good, Oh-oh.

LEADER: He forgives all our sins
    and heals all our diseases.
He redeems us from death
    and crowns us with love and tender mercies.
He fills our lives with good things.

ALL: You are good, good, Oh-oh.

LEADER: The LORD is good to everyone. 
He rescues the poor when they cry to him;
    he helps the oppressed,
     who have no one to defend them.
He feels pity for the weak and the needy,
    and he rescues them.

ALL: You are good, good, Oh-oh.

LEADER: How good and kind the LORD is!
    So merciful, this God of ours!
For all these things are fulfilled in Jesus Christ
   the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.
Let us put our trust in Him.


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4. 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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5. What a Friend We Have In Jesus – Words: Joseph M. Scriven (1855), Music: Charles C. Converse (1868)

What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!


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

Dark midnight was my cry.
Dark midnight was my cry.
Dark midnight was my cry.
Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world;
give me Jesus.


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7. Communion Song: In Christ Alone by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.


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8. Center My Life by Aaron Ivey and Brett Land

Turn my eyes to see you Jesus, in all Your glory, turn my eyes
Tune my heart to sing in wonder, of how You love me , tune my heart
Oh, my God, forever You reign
Here and now, hear the sound of Your Name

Jesus, there is none more beautiful than
Jesus, there is none more powerful
The risen Christ lifted high, Jesus now be glorified
Center my life on Your name


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Music Team for November 20, 2016:

David Clarke: vocals
Emily Herzog: vocals
Rhett Johnson: electric guitar
Scott Johnson: vocals & acoustic guitar
Eric Marqheim: piano
Ricky Presberry: vocals
Jeff Schaefer: bass
Stephen Varner: drums

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