Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: August 8, 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.

This week, guest speaker Luke Miedema gave a message based on Romans 8:31-38. Our songs and readings were centered around this passage.

We also had members of CurreyKorn, a family bluegrass band who are also members of The Crossing, as a part of the music team. You can find out more about the band here or look for their music in The Crossing’s bookstore.

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O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing by Charles Wesley (1739), Contemporary chorus by David Crowder and Jack Parker

The first verse of O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing was inspired by a remark made by Peter Bohler, a Moravian leader, “Had I a thousand tongues,” he said, “I would praise God with all of them.”

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of His grace!

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Here is Love – Words by William Rees (19th century); Music by Robert Lowry (1876); Additional chorus by Matt Redman

This familiar hymn is a stirring reminder of the abundance of God’s steadfast love, a well that never runs dry.

Of Your fullness you are pouring
Your great love on me anew
Without measure, full and boundless
Drawing out my heart to You.

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Following Here is Love we spent time in God’s Word remembering specifc examples of His Sovereign provision and promises that have been fulfilled in Christ. This confession of faith (compiled from various scriptures by Matt Gritter) can be found here.

His Forever by Pat Sczebel

We were able to express the promise of Romans 8:31-38 through music with this song from Sovereign Grace.

Not death nor life nor anything
Can ever separate me
O love that will not let me go
Yes, I am His forever

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Mulhaires – Traditional Irish Reel

Our worship continued as we celebrated God’s love and faithfulness by reading portions of Psalm 136 over this rousing reel.

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Forever by Chris Tomlin

Forever was a fitting response to Psalm 136. Based on that same Psalm, Forever calls us to give thanks to the Lord, who has displayed his faithfulness throughout all of history.

Give thanks to the Lord,
our God and King,
His love endures forever;
He is good, He is above all things,
His love endures forever;
Sing praise, sing praise.

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All Must Be Well – Words by Mary Bowley Peters (1847) with contemporary music by Matthew Smith.

We spend a lot of time singing in our services because songs help us to meditate on and remember the fullness of our salvation in Christ. All Must Be Well is a great example of a song that encourages the the saints to continually put their hope in God’s love and faithfulness throughout every season of life’s journey.

Though we pass through tribulation, all will be well;
Our is such a full salvation, all is well;
Happy still in God confiding;
Fruitful if in Christ abiding;
Steadfast through the Spirit’s guiding, all must be well.

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

No chilling winds, nor poisonous breath
can reach that healthful shore.
Sickness sorrow pain and death
are felt and feared no more.
I am bound, I am bound,
I am bound for promised land!

Music Team for August 8, 2010:

Lacey Burrell – vocals
Andrew Camp – vocals, acoustic guitar
David Currey – resophonic guitar
John Currey – mandolin
Sadie Currey – fiddle
Nick Havens – bass
Scott Johnson – vocals, acoustic guitar
Andrew Luley – drums
Lynn Roush – 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

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