Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: September 19, 2010

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This week’s music set-list review features photos by Gerik Parmele. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase versions of the songs as recorded by the original artists.

The music and the readings in this weekend’s service focused our attention on God’s story of Creation, Fall, Redemption and Consummation.


Doxology by Steve Hendershot

To God be glory.
To Him our hope, praise, love and fear.
Now may the Father of all glory
be glorified here.

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God of Wonders
by Marc Byrd and Steve Hindalong

Psalm 19 tells us “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” God of Wonders calls us to join creation’s declaration of God’s majesty.

God of wonders beyond our galaxy,
You are holy, holy;
The universe declares Your majesty.
You are holy, holy.

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Glorious and Mighty by Joel Sczebel, Todd Twining and Bob Kauflin (based on Psalm 96)

This song by Sovereign Grace declares God’s lordship over all of creation.

Majesty, You fashioned the heavens,
Your decrees can never be changed.
Over all the plans of the nations
Your judgements reign.

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A short video was played introducing the portion of our service that wrestled with sin and death’s intrusion into the world. Taylor, Josie and Alison played an excerpt from a piece by Philip Glass and Paul Simon that underscored creation’s lament.

With Melting Heart and Weeping Eyes – Words by John Fawcett (1740-1817), contemporary music by Clint Wells

We confessed our sins with a hymn that speaks of being “wrapped up in self-conceit and pride.” But then God opens our eyes to the depravity of our sinful hearts, we realize we cannot save ourselves and in humility are led to sing this final verse.

Does not Thy sacred word proclaim,
salvation free in Jesus’ name?
To Him I look and humbly cry,
“Lord save a wretch condemned to die.”

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Following a short time of silent confession we given the assurance of our forgiveness from Titus 3:3-7.

Christ is Risen by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes

In Christ is Risen we boldly express our confidence in our strong Deliverer and Risen King, Jesus Christ, who has triumphed over the effects of The Fall.

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light;
Our God is not dead He’s alive,
He’s alive!

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We remembered the living hope that is ours because of Christ resurrection by reading 1 Peter 3:3-4.

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks – Words by Sam­u­el Sten­nett (1787) with contemporary music by Christopher Miner

This hymn paints a picture of the “inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade — kept in heaven for you…” which we read about in 1 Peter.

On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand
and cast a wishful eye
to Canaan’s fair and happy land
where my possessions lie.
I am bound, I am bound,
I am bound for promised land!

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Holy, Holy, Holy (Lord, God Almighty) – Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Music by John B. Dykes (1861)

Holy, Holy, Holy!
merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons,
blessed Trinity.

Music Team for September 19, 2010:

Carly Allen (bass)
Taylor Bonderer (violin)
Lacey Burrell (vocals)
Andrew Camp (acoustic guitar)
Mark Collum (vocals)
David Cover (electric guitar)
Scott Johnson (vocals, piano)
Andrew Luley (drums)
Josie Patton (cello)
Alison Tatum (violin)

For more information about music written for corporate worship by members of the music team visit The Crossing Music. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

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