Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: July 18, 2010

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.

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

This new song served as a gathering song this week. We think it’s good to help The Crossing get know the new songs that we’re working on, that way it’s easier for us to step into the song when it is introduced in a service. The gathering song is a great place to do this.

Holy, holy is the Lord, God Almighty;
Worthy, worthy is the King who died for me!”

Andrew Camp led us in a call to worship from Psalm 8.

Worthy, You Are Worthy by Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin

Sometimes when we remind ourselves of what Jesus Christ has done for us it helps us engage in corporate worship. As we remember Christ’s finished work on the cross it humbles us, draws out our affections for Him and our response is worship.

Glory, I give glory to the One who saved my soul.
You found me and You freed me from the shame that was my own.
And I cannot begin to tell how merciful You’ve been.
Oh Lord, my ears have heard of You, now my eyes have seen.

Come, Lord Jesus (Advent Song) by Diane Thiel

Not only do we worship God for what He has done but we also worship Him in anticipation of what He has promised to do when He returns.

You will flood our souls with light,
bring this broken world to rights.
As you swallow death with life we will be singing.
Come, Lord Jesus, come redeem us.
We will wait for You.

David also read from Jude 1:20-21

His Loving-Kindness – Words: Samuel Medley (1782), Additional Words: David A. Cover, Music: Christine Cover and David A. Cover

How precious is your steadfast love,
Eternal Lord of All.
In You is life, is true delight
I choose to rest in love.

We read excerpts from Psalm 51 and had an opportunity for a silent confession of sins.

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

Our confession continued with Rock of Ages. This classic hymn reminds us that there is nothing that we can do to rid ourselves of the guilt of sin. Our broken souls are redeemed, rescued and restored by Christ alone.

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.

Take My Life (updated with correct link) – Words: Frances R. Havergal (1874), Music and additional lyrics: Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio

Take My Life was a right response to Dave’s message on the idols that take hold of our lives. With this hymn we pray that God, in his grace, would take our whole lives (heart, soul, mind and strength) captive for his glory.

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Music Team for July 18, 2010:

Nathan Billings – keyboards
Lacey Burrell – vocals
Andrew Camp – vocals and guitars
Mark Collum – vocals
David Cover – vocals and guitars
Nick Havens – bass
Andrew Luley – drums, acoustic guitar on Prayer of the Lowly
Kristen Pierce – vocals

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