Songs and Scenes: October 20, 2013

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday liturgy. This week’s service was planned and lead by David Cover. Our good friend, Scott Myers, provided photos to offer a glimpse into Sunday morning life at The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

1. Call to Worship: Exodus 15:1-3

“I will sing to the LORD,
for he is highly exalted.
“The LORD is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
He is my God,
and I will praise him…
and I will exalt him.”

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2. How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash. Arrangement: The Crossing Music

The splendor of the King,
clothed in majesty;
Let all the earth rejoice,
all the earth rejoice.

He wraps Himself in light,
and darkness tries to hide,
and trembles at His voice,
and trembles at His voice.

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3. Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthian 1:18

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

4. Prayer of Invocation (adapted from the Worship Sourcebook)

Open our eyes, Lord, to see Your glory.
Open our ears, to hear Your wisdom.
Open our mouths, to sing Your praise.
Open our hearts, to receive Your love.

In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

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5. Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche

Open the Eyes of My Heart is based on Ephesians 1:18-21. When we sing this song, we’re asking God to open our hearts to see more and more the incomparable inheritance that we have in Christ.

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart.
I want to see You, I want to see You.

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6. Be Thou My Vision  – Traditional Irish hymn, Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun.
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

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7. Scripture Reading: Hebrews 1:3, 2 Corinthians 13:4, Isaiah 52:15, 53:1, 3, 4-5, 12

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.

For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power.

…So he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him.?For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,?yet we considered him punished by God,? stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;? the punishment that brought us peace was on him, ?and by his wounds we are healed.

For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

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8. Suffering Servant by Dustin Kensrue

In a recent blog post on Resurgence, Dustin Kensrue (singer, songwriter, and Worship Pastor for Mars Hill in Seattle) shared a little bit about how he wrote this new song.

“I’ve tried to faithfully put this text [Isaiah 53] to song. I’ve been careful to not pull from other places in Scripture, especially the New Testament, so that the song can serve as a reminder of the amazing nature of God’s revelation of prophecy, giving us a clear look at Jesus more than half a millennium before he was born.”

You can read the full blog post here.

Though all of us have gone astray,
though all have turned to their own ways
the Lord has laid our wickedness on Him.
His punishment has brought us peace
and crushed for our iniquities.
He died to save his people from their sin.

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9. Onward Go – Words: Henry K. White, Frances S. Fuller-Maitland (Verses 1-2), Christopher Wordsworth (Verse 3) Additional lyrics: David A. Cover & Patrick Miller. Music: Christine Cover and Greg Wiele. Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Oft in sorrow, oft in woe,
onward Christians, onward go.
Fight the fight, maintain the strife
strengthened by the Bread of Life.
Onward Christians, onward go;
join the war and face the Foe.
Know that much does yet remain,
dreary is the long campaign.

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10. This Breaks My Heart of Stone – Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), Music by Benji Pocta.

Look, as when Thy pitying eye
Was closed that we might live;
“Father,” at the point to die
My Savior cryed, “forgive!”
Surely, with that dying word,
He turns, and looks, and cries, “’Tis done!”
O my bleeding, loving Lord,
This breaks my heart of stone!
This breaks my heart of stone!

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Music and Tech Teams for October 20, 2013:

Andrew Camp – vocals, percussion
Christine Cover – vocals, percussion
David Cover – worship leader, electric guitars, vocals
Ashley Gross – vocals, percussion
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars, vocals
Scott Johnson – keys, vocals
Andrew Luley – drums
Ryan Ponder – bass, vocals

Haley Atkins – camera operator
Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Tracy Christman – camera operator
Mike Conant – light board operator
Kevin Fletcher – video director
Barrett Knox – live-stream audio
Cheyenne Lehr – cg coordinator
Darin Nichols – sermon and live-stream music cg
Tyler Stone – video engineer
Kirk Pickett – camera operator
Chantel Wandel – music cg
Jake Wandel – production manager, designer/director
Tim Worstell – front of house audio
Phil Vinyard – technical director

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