Songs and Scenes: Sunday, June 22, 2014

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. If you’re interested in downloading a song, you’ll find links in the titles that will allow you purchase recorded versions when available.

1. Call to Worship: Hebrews 10:19-23

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 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.

2. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – Words by Edward Perronet (1780), Contemporary chorus: 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.

His name is Jesus,
risen Lamb for sinners slain.
His name is Jesus,
and all creation sings the praise
of Jesus name.

3. Here is Our King (chorus only) by David Crowder

Here is our King, here is our love,
here is our God who’s come
to bring us back to Him.
He is the One, He is Jesus.

4. Call to Confession: Hebrews 3:7-8, 12-13

So, as the Holy Spirit says:

“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion…

See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

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

Savior, Prince enthroned above,
repentance to impart,
give me through thy dying love,
the humble, contrite heart.
Give what I have long implored,
a portion of thy love unknown,
turn and look upon me, Lord,
and break my heart of stone.

6. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Words: Isaac Watts (1707), Music: Lowell Mason (1824)

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

7. Assurance of Forgiveness: Based on Colossians 1:19-22 (adapted from The Worship Sourcebook

In Christ all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell
and through Christ God reconciled everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
This includes you who were once far away from God.

We were his enemies, separated from him by our evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled us to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought us into his own presence, and we are holy and blameless as we stand before him without a single fault.

Brothers and sisters, through the cross of Christ
we are forgiven, redeemed, and restored
to a right relationship with God.

Thanks be to God! Amen.

8. New Song: In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross by Brooks Ritter and Rebecca Eliot

In the shadow of the glorious cross
Compelled by grace to cast my lot
Iʼll discard the loss and bare your name
Forsaking all for your own fame

When deathʼs dark shadowʼs at my feet
When I am plagued by unbelief
You place my hands into your side
By precious blood identified
By precious blood identified

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

All my life long I had panted
for a drink from some cool spring,
that I hoped would quench the burning
of the thirst I felt within.

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.

8. Communion Song: Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge, Arrangement: The Village Church

Who has felt nails upon hands
bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God, eternal, humbled to the grave.
Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign.

Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.
Behold our King—nothing can compare.
come, let us adore Him

Music Team for June 22, 2014:

Walt Beeson: electric and upright bass

Andrew Camp: vocals, acoustic guitar

Kristen Camp: vocals

David Currey: lap-steel guitars

Rhett Johnson: electric guitar, vocals

Scott Johnson: worship leader, piano, organ

Christian Smith: vocals

Stephen Varner: drums

Greg Wiele: percussion

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