Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing's Sunday liturgy. Our good friend, Nate Herndon provided photos to offer a glimpse into Sunday morning life at The Crossing. You'll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.
1. 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.
2. Call to Worship: Adapted from Job 38:4-7, 26:7-8, 13
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone-
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
You hang the earth on nothing.
You bind up the water in Your thick clouds,
Yet the clouds are not broken under it.
You stir up the sea with Your power,
And by Your understanding You break up the storm.
Behold, these are but the outskirts of Your ways,
and how small a whisper do we hear of You!
But the thunder of Your power who can understand?”
3. Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge
Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the One who knows all things?
Who can fathom all his wondrous deeds?
Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.
4. Call to Confession: 1 Peter 2:24-26
He Himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds we have been healed. For we were like sheep going astray, but now we have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls.
5. This Breaks My Heart of Stone - Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), Music by Benji 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.
5. Assurance of Forgiveness: Ezekiel 36:25-36
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean;
I will cleanse you from all your impurities
and from all your idols.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone
and give you a heart of flesh.
6. Amazing Grace - Words: John Newton (1779), Music: James P. Carrell and David S. Clayton (1831), Additional lyrics, chorus and arrangement: Page CXVI
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind but now I see.
I will sing to you this song of praise.
for giving me abundant grace.
You broke the stones around my heart;
In you I've been redeemed.
7. Revelation Song by Jennie Lee Riddle
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
holy, holy is he.
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
heaven's mercy seat.
Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord, God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come.
Music and Tech Team for November 24, 2013:
Lacey Burrell – vocals
Nick Havens – bass
Emily Herzog – vocals
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars
Scott Johnson – worship leader, piano Andrew Luley – drums
Greg Wiele – acoustic and electric guitars
Jeff Fox – video engineer
Henry Imler – light board operator
Scott Jones – camera operator
Barrett Knox – live-stream audio
Ken Kroll - light designer/director
Cheyenne Lehr – cg coordinator
Eddie McKinzie – sermon and live-stream music cg
Sam Munce - camera operator
Darin Nichols – music cg
Gerik Parmele – video director
Phil Vinyard – technical director
Ben Walton – camera operator
Jake Wandel – production manager
Tim Worstell – front of house audio