Songs and Scenes: September 27, 2015

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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. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available. This week’s liturgy review features photos by Andrew Herndon.

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1. Praise the Lord, All Praise and Blessing – Words: Joel Blomqvist (1840-1930) Music: Matt Scott

Praise the Lord, all praise and blessing,
render to his mighty name;
Thank him ever for His goodness,
now and evermore the same.
Now and evermore the same.

He created earth and heaven,
deepest sea and all therein;
Smallest creature, highest being,
let your anthems now begin.
Let your anthemes now begin.

Everything that you have made is beautiful.
Everything that you have made is good.

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2. He is Yahweh – by Dean Salyn.

Who is moving on the waters?
Who is holding up the moon?
Who is peeling back the darkness
with the burning light of noon?

Who is standing on the mountains?
Who is on the earth below?
Who is bigger than the heavens
and the lover of my soul?

Creator God, He is Yahweh.
The Great I AM, He is Yahweh.
The Lord of All, He is Yahweh.

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3. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – Words by Edward Perronet (1780), Contemporary chorus by Judah Groveman (based on a arrangement by Jaron and Katherine Kamon)

All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.

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4. O Help My Unbelief – Words: Isaac Watts, Music: Justin Smith

How sad our state by nature is!
our sin, how deep it stains!
and Satan binds our captive minds
Fast in his slavish chains.
But there’s a voice of sov’reign grace,
sounds from the sacred word:
“O, ye despairing sinners come,
and trust upon the Lord.”

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5. Nothing But the Blood – Words and Music by Robert Lowry

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

How precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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6. Before the Throne – Words: Charitie L. Bancroft (1863), Music: Vikki Cook

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea.
A great high Priest whose Name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

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7. It’s You by Dave Wilton and Asher Seevinck

Son of man
reach out your hand and touch
my weary heart.
Son of man
reach out your hand and heal
my failing heart.
It’s you that I need.

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Music Team for September 27, 2015:

Daniel Burke-Aguero: vocals, acoustic guitar
David Cover: vocals, electric guitar
Rhett Johnson: vocals, electric guitar, percussion
Alan Quiñones: vocals, keyboard
Jeff Schaefer: vocals, bass
Stephen Varner: drums

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