Songs and Scenes: Women’s Conference 2015

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Yesterday, over 500 women gathered together to worship and learn Author and speaker Jen Wilkin at the 2015 Women’s Conference: Cultivating Contentment. Jen examined what the Bible has to say about embracing contentment in three key areas: our possessions, our relationships, and our circumstances. The following is a blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in the conference. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available. This post also features photos by Shoshana Herndon and Lana Eklund.

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SESSION 1

1. Call to Worship: Psalm 63:1-5, 8

O God, you are my God;
I eagerly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you;
my whole body longs for you
in this parched and weary land
where there is no water.

I have seen you in your sanctuary
and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
I will praise you as long as I live,
lifting up my hands to You in prayer.

You satisfy me more than the richest feast.
I will praise you with songs of joy.

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2. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Words: Robert Robinson (1758); Music: John Wyeth (1839), Arrangement: Kings Kaleidoscope

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

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3. Almighty God by Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, and Sandra McCracken

Almighty God to you all hearts are open;
We long for more than what this world provides.
No shallow spring will ever satisfy us;
Your river deep floods over everything.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

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4. Call to Confession: Psalm 42:1-3, 5-6a

As the deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for you, O God.
I thirst for God, the living God.
When can I go and stand before him?
Day and night I have only tears for food,
while my enemies continually taunt me, saying,
“Where is this God of yours?”

Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God!
Now I am deeply discouraged,
but I will remember you.

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5. Words of Assurance: Isaiah 25:1-2, 6-9

LORD, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.
On this mountain, the LORD Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.

On this mountain…
he will swallow up death forever
.

The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The LORD has spoken.
In that day they will say,
“Surely this our God,
we trusted in him, and he saved us;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

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6. We Will Feast in the House of Zion by Sandra McCracken and Joshua Moore

In the dark of night, before the dawn
My soul, be not afraid
For the promised morning, oh how long?
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength

We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things, we will say together
We will feast and weep no more.

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7. Empty Me Out by Josh White, Arrangement by Liz Vice

I died with You, was buried with You
The moment I believed.
I rose with You, ascended with You
into the Heavenlies.

Lord, it’s not me,
it’s you inside of me.
Jesus, you’re all
these eyes can see.

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SESSIONS 2 & 3

1. Video: Awe: Why It Matters for Everything We Think, Say, and Do – from Crossway (adapted from “Awe” by Paul David Tripp)



2. Divine Invitation by Steve Hindalong and Eric Owyoung, Arrangement: Page CXVI

We are all here to find
the place where our restless souls will be free.
We were all made to see.
our hearts could not rest until found in Thee.

In this divine invitation we find Your embrace
and in our deep adoration see the light of Your face.
In this divine invitation we all find the place
for our souls where the longings were born long ago.

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3. Call to Confession: Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

4. Prayer of Confession (adapted from The Worship Sourcebook)

God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
You alone are holy and glorious.
We confess that we get distracted by far lesser glories–
possessions, sex, the opinions of others –
so many things that promise it all
but fail to deliver and satisfy.

Lord, have mercy on us
and cleanse us from our sin.

Remind us of the never-ending joy
we have as your children.
Show how us the abundant life
that is found in Jesus Christ.
Take our broken lives, reshape them
and use them for your Glory.
It’s in Jesus name we pray.

Amen.

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5. Morning Star – Words: Isaac Watts (18th century); additional lyrics: David A. Cover; Music: Christine Cover, Greg Wiele, & Latifah Phillips

Come all ye hungry, starving souls,
that feed upon the wind,
and vainly strive with earthly toils
to fill an empty mind
.

Eternal Wisdom has prepared
a soul-reviving feast;
and bids your longing appetites
the rich provision taste.

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6. Words of Assurance and Hope: Isaiah 55:1-3, 12

“Is anyone thirsty?
Come and drink—
even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk—
it’s all free!
Why spend your money on food
that does not give you strength?
Why pay for food that does you no good?
Listen to me, and you will eat what is good.
You will enjoy the finest food.

“Come to me with your ears wide open.
Listen, and you will find life.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you.
I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.

You will live in joy and peace.
The mountains and the hills
will burst into song,
and the trees of the field
will clap their hands!

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7. Trees Will Clap (Isaiah 55) by Andrew Camp, Patrick Miller, Scott Johnson, and Greg Wiele

“All who thirst, take and eat,
Without price, wine and wheat
Come and buy, to satisfy,
Yourself on love, Yourself on Me.”

With your Word, undeaf my ears,
“Seek ye God, while He’s near.”

Trees will clap, clap their hands,
mountains sing, oceans hymn.
Take your joy, fill the earth.
Lead us up and further in.

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8. In Christ Alone by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, Additional Lyrics and Music by Kristian Stanfill and Richard Kingsmore

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

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Music Team for Women’s Conference 2015:

Andrew Camp: vocals, electric guitar, percussion
Kristen Camp: vocals
Alex Dereszynski: electric guitar
Emily Herzog: vocals
Scott Johnson: vocals, keyboards
Andrew Luley: drums
Jeff Schaefer: bass guitar
Johnny Tucker: keyboards

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