Songs Scenes: August 14, 2016

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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. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs (when available) so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Shoshana Herndon.



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1. Before There Was Time by Aaron Senseman

Before there was time
There were visions in Your mind
There was death in the fall of mankind
But there was life in salvation’s design

Before there were days
There were nights I could not see Your face
But the night couldn’t keep me from grace
When You came and took my place

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2. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Words by Robert Robinson (1758), Music: NETTLETON, John Wy­eth (1813), Arrangement: The Journey Collective

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

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3. Scripture Reading: Hosea 6:1-3

“Come, let us return to the LORD.
He will heal us… he will bind up our wounds.
After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.
Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”

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4. Christ is Coming! Let Creation – Words: John R. Mac­duff (1853),
Add. Words and Music: Matt Scott

Christ is coming! let creation
From her groans and travail cease,
Let the glorious proclamation
Hope restore, and faith increase.

Come on down! Come on down!
Haste that joyous jubilee!

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

Jesus let thy pitying eye
Call back a wandering sheep.
False to Thee like Peter, I
Would fain, like Peter, weep.
Let me be by grace restored;
On me be all it’s freeness shown
Turn and look upon me Lord;
And break my heart of stone
And break my heart of stone.

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6. Communion Song: The Mighty Hand of God by Brian Eichelberger, Cam Huxford, and Zach Bolen

The mighty hand of God that made the heavens and the earth
Was held by nails upon the cross to bear the sinner’s curse
The mighty hand of God undoes the wretched work of sin
Restores our lost and dying souls to victory in Him

He will never let us go, the grip of God will hold
He will never let us go, in Christ we are secure.

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Music Team for August 14, 2016:

Joseph Baker: electric and acoustic guitars
David Cover: vocals, bass, and acoustic guitar
Grady Frazier: vocals and acoustic guitar
Ricky Presberry: vocal and percussion
Jeff Schaefer: percussion and acoustic gutiar
Guimel Sibingo: vocals and percussion

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