Songs and Scenes: September 8, 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. Gerik Parmele provided photos to offer a glimpse into the Sunday morning life of The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

1. 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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2. Call to Worship: Psalm 96

Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and glory are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.

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3. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty – Words: Joachim Neander (1680), Music: Lobe Herren (1665), Arrangement and chorus: The Crossing Music

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
the King of creation!
O My soul, praise Him
for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise him in glad adoration.

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4. One Redeemer – by David A. Cover, Christine Cover and Patrick K. Miller

From start to end,
You are the “Amen!”
to Your promises,
Jesus, my soul’s Savior,
the great story’s One Redeemer.

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5. Scripture Reading: Psalm 103: 1, 3-4, 7-10

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,

He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.

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6. Wandering Soul – by David A. Cover and Christine Cover

There’s nothing I can do
to take away the shame that I feel.
There’s nothing I can do

to shed the burdens carried with me.
I’m a sinner with a wand’ring soul.

But I felt the weight lift off of me
when I heard a Voice call out to me,
“It is done. It is finished.

I AM what you have been seeking.”

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7. Scripture Reading: John 14:1-3, Hebrews 10:19, 22-23

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus…

let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

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8. A Place For You – by Christine Cover, Jake Wandel, Chris Binkley, Molly Cover and David A. Cover

Let your heart not be troubled,
trust in God and also in me.
Do not fear, My child,
I’ll come back for you, to take you home.
In My father’s house I’ve made a place for you
so that where I am you will be too.

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Holy (Jesus, You Are) – by Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin

Who shall we say You are?
You’re the living God.
Who shall we say You are?
You’re the Great I AM.
The highest name of all,
You’re all You say You are.

You are holy, holy, holy
God most high and God most worthy.
You are holy, holy, holy
Jesus, You are. Jesus, You are.

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Music Team for Sunday, September 8, 2013:

Andrew Camp – vocals, bass
David Cover – worship leader, electric guitars
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars
Scott Johnson – piano, organ, vocals
Andrew Luley – drums

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