Songs and Scenes: Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Today’s liturgy review features photos by Scott Myers. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

1. Call to Worship: Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

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2. 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.

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3. Reading: Adapted from Romans 6:1-2, 6-7, 12-14

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so
that the love of God and his grace may increase?

By no means! We are those who have died to sin;
how can we live in it any longer?

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that
the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we
should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who
has died has been set free from sin.

Lord, do not let sin reign in our mortal bodies
so that we obey its evil desires.

Let us not offer any part of ourselves
to sin as an instrument of wickedness,
but rather offer ourselves to You
as those who have been brought from death to life;
and offer every part of ourselves to You
as an instrument of righteousness.

For sin shall no longer be our master,
because we are not under the law,
but under grace.

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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. Jesus Paid it All – Words: Elvina M. Hall (1865), Music: John T. Grape (1835-1915), Adapted from an arrangement by Kings Kaleidoscope

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
can change the leper’s spots
and melt the heart of stone.”

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

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6. Reading: John 14:3

“I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back and take you to be with me.”

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7. 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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8. 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

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9. 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.

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Music Team for May 18, 2014:

Andrew Camp: vocals, banjo
David Cover: worship leader, bass
David Currey: lap steel guitar
Emily Herzog: vocals, tambourine
Rhett Johnson: electric guitars
Scott Johnson: organ, piano, acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals
Andrew White: drums

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