This week's Songs and Scenes features photos by Scott Myers. You'll find links in the song titles allowing you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.
Awakening by Chris Tomlin and Reuben Morgan
In Your presence, in Your power, awakening.
For this moment, for this hour, awakening.
For You and You alone awake my soul;
Awake my soul and sing.
For the world You love Your will be done;
Let Your will be done in me.
Holy, Holy, Holy - Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!
Holy (Jesus, You Are) by Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin
What heart could hold the weight of Your love
and know the heights of Your great worth?
What eyes could look on Your glorious face
shining like the sun? Who is like you God?
You are holy, holy, holy
God most high and God most worthy.
You are holy, holy, holy
Jesus, You are. Jesus, You are.
We prayed a prayer of lament from The Open Sourcebook acknowledging the brokenness of this world and our soul's deep longing for Christ to come again to make "everything sad come untrue."
All Things New - Words: Horatius Bonar (1846), Music: Clint Wells
This hymn from Red Mountain Music put music to our prayer with an aching melody expressing the Bride's (the church's) yearning for her Bridegroom's (Jesus') arrival.
Come, for Thy saints still wait:
Daily ascends their sigh;
The Spirit and the Bride say,
"Come!" Does Thou not hear the cry?
O Come and make all things new.
Come and make all things new.
O come and make all things new.
Build up this ruined Earth,
come and make all things new.
We read 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 to remind us of our hope as we anticipate "the fulfillment of all God's purposes for history."
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Cam Huxford, Arranged by Ghost Ship
And he who is seated on the throne,
said “I am making all things new.”
He said “It is finished, hear these words,
they are trustworthy and true.”
He is the Alpha and the Omega,
the beginning and the end.
And to the thirsty he will give water,
from a river with no end.
Wipe away every tear from our eyes.
Death will be no more.
I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Jesse Reeves and Matt Maher
Jesus has overcome
and the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead.
I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain.
Music and Tech for June 24, 2012:
Andrew Camp - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Sadie Currey - violin
Ashley Gross - vocals
Nick Havens - bass
Rhett Johnson - electric guitar
Scott Johnson - worship leader, piano, six-string banjo
Andrew Luley - drums
Emily Riesen - vocals
Benedict Sin - violin
Kameron Bong - tech assistant
Mike Conant - sermon media
Addison Hawkins - FOH audio
Ken Kroll - light board operator
Gerik Parmele - camera operator
Jamie Stephens - music mediia
Jake Wandel - production manager