Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: August 15, 2010

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This week’s music set-list review features photos by Scott Myers. You can learn more about Scott and his photography in this video. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase versions of the songs as recorded by the original artists.

Better is One Day by Matt Redman

Better is One Day reminds us of the amazing privilege of being in the presence of God and helps us express our soul’s satisfaction in Him.

How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord, Almighty.
My soul longs and even faints for You.
For here my heart is satisfied within Your presence,
I sing beneath the shadow of Your wings.

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The Mystery of Faith – Words adapted from a traditional english liturgy, Music by Scott Johnson

This simple, liturgically themed song focuses our attention on the monumental events of Christ’s death and resurrection, as well as, the hope of His promised return.

Christ has died, Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel,
Christ will come again.

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We continued with a reading from Revelation 7:14-16

The Risen Lamb, The Coming King by Christine Cover and David A. Cover

The book of Revelation ends with Jesus’ promise that he is “coming soon.” John, the author’s immediate response is “Come, Lord Jesus!” It’s appropriate then for us to sing songs like The Risen Lamb, The Coming King that echo this prayer of hopeful expectation.

He’ll bring justice and peace
to all who believe in the Risen Lamb
the Coming King!

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Prayer of the Lowly – by Andrew Camp, Christine Cover, David A. Cover and Andrew Luley

This new song is a petition for God to break our hearts of the pride which keeps us from living for Him.

Break my pride to pieces
and scatter it to the wind.
And put in me humility
to rest in Your ways.
For You, help me live;
To You, help me live;
 

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Rock of Ages – Words by Augustus M. Toplady (1776), Additional refrain by Page CXVI

We sang Rock of Ages as a confession of our need and helplessness apart from Christ.
Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

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Today (As For Me And My House) – By Brian Doerkson
The Bible tells us that today is the day to seek Jesus Christ and He will pardon us from the God’s judgement. Today (As For Me And My House) is a song of commitment that helps us to respond to that call.
Today, I choose to follow you.
Today, I choose to give my “yes” to you.
Today, I choose to hear your voice and live.
Today, I choose to follow you.

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Music Team for August 15, 2010:

Carly Allen – bass guitar
Nathan Billings – piano and keyboards
Andrew Camp – vocals, guitars
Christine Cover – vocals
David Cover – vocals, guitars
Rhett Johnson – guitars
Jeff Myers – vocals
Andrew Luley – drums
Kristen Pierce – vocals

For more information about music written by members of the music team for corporate worship visit The Crossing Music. You can also follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/crossingmusic.

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