Songs and Scenes: Sunday, February 9. 2014

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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, our 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 when available.

1. Sanctus – Words: Traditional (c. 1st century), Music: Christine Cover and Scott Johnson

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

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2. Prayer of Invocation (from the Worship Sourcebook)

God Most High,
by your Word you created a wondrous universe,
and through your Spirit you breathed into it the breath of life.
Accept creation’s hymn of praise from our lips,
and let the praise that is sung in heaven resound in the heart of every creature on earth,
to the glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen.

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3. All Creatures of Our God and KingWords by Francis of Assisi (cir­ca 1225), Arrangement by The Crossing Music

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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4. How Great Thou Art – by Stuart K. Hine, Adapted from an arrangement by Page CXVI and David Wilton

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul to my Savior, God.
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

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5. Call to Confession: Habakkuk 2:18-20 (adapted from a reading by Sojourn Community Church)

“What good is an idol carved by man,
or a cast image that deceives you?
How foolish to trust in your own creation—
a god that can’t even talk!
What sorrow awaits you who say to wooden idols,
‘Wake up and save us!’
To speechless stone images you say,
‘Rise up and teach us!’
Can an idol tell you what to do?
They may be overlaid with gold and silver,
but they are lifeless inside.
But the Lord is in his holy Temple.
Let all the earth be silent before him.”

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6. Satisfied – Words: Clara T. Williams (1875), Music: Karl Digerness (1997), Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Feeding on the filth around me,
‘till my strength was almost gone.
Longed my soul for something better,
only still to hunger on.

Hallelujah! He has found me,
the One my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies all my longings,
through his blood I now am saved.

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7. Assurance of Forgiveness: Adapted from Hebrews 10:10 and Heidelberg Catechism Q. 66

We have been made holy
through the sacrifice
of the body of Jesus Christ
once for all.

This is God’s gospel promise:
to forgive our sins, remove our idols
and give us eternal life
by grace alone
because of Christ’s one sacrifice
finished on the cross.

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8. It is Finished by Dustin Kensrue

There’s no sacrifice to offer,
there’s no penance to complete;
Freely drink of living water,
without money come and feast.

It is finished! He has done it!
let your weary heart rejoice.
Our redemption is accomplished
raise a shout with ragged voice.

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9. Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge

Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the One who knows all things?
Who can fathom all his wondrous deeds?
Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.

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Music Team for February 9, 2014:

Andrew Camp: vocals, electric guitar
Kristen Camp: vocals
Ashley Gross: vocals
Nick Havens: bass
Scott Johnson: worship leader, piano
Johnny Tucker: keyboards
Andrew White: drums

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