Songs and Scenes: Sunday, August 24, 2014

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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 where available.

1. O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing — Words: Charles Wes­ley (1739), Music: Az­mon, Carl G. Gläser (1828); ar­ranged by Low­ell Ma­son, Mo­dern Psalm­ist (1839), Chorus: David Crowder and Jack Parker

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.

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

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

3. 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.
It’s you that I need.

4. Nothing But the Blood – Words and Music by Robert Lowry, Arragement: Page CXVI

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.

5. Reading: Heidelberg Catechism Q. and A. 1

Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death?

A. That I am not my own,(1) but belong—body and soul, in life and in death(2)—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.(3)

He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,(4) and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.(5) He also watches over me in such a way(6) that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven;(7) in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.(8)

Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life(9) and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.(10)

  1. 1 Cor. 6:19-20
  2. Rom. 14:7-9
  3. 1 Cor. 3:23; Titus 2:14
  4. 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7-9; 2:2
  5. John 8:34-36; Heb. 2:14-15; 1 John 3:1-11
  6. John 6:39-40; 10:27-30; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:5
  7. Matt. 10:29-31; Luke 21:16-18
  8. Rom. 8:28
  9. Rom. 8:15-16; 2 Cor. 1:21-22; 5:5; Eph. 1:13-14
  10. Rom. 8:1-17

6. My One Comfort by Dustin Kensrue (based on Heidelberg Catechism Q. & A. 1)

My one comfort both in life and death
is that I am not my own.
I was bought with blood and I confess
I belong to you alone.

By the Father’s good decree
Jesus you’ve delivered me.
By your spirit set me free
to follow you.

7. I’m Yours by Asher Seevinck & Dave Wilton

 I am no longer a slave.
I am no longer afraid.
You gave me a voice and a song,
You taught me how to sing.
Now I have brothers and sisters,
You gave me a family.

I’m Yours, I’m Yours,
You called me Your child.
I’m Yours, I’m Yours,
You bought me with blood.

8. Amazing Grace – Words by John Newton (1779), Music by Virginia Harmony (1831)

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I?m found,
was blind but now I see

Music Team for August 24, 2014:

David A. Cover – worship leader, electric guitars
Ashley Gross – vocals, percussion
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars, vocals
Andrew Luley – drums
Ryan Ponder – bass
Alan Quinones – vocals, Rhodes
Johnny Tucker – keyboards, vocals

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