Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: July 25, 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.

He is Yahweh by Dean Salyn

He is Yahweh is always a great song to sing at the start the service. It paints a compelling picture of God’s sovereignty reminding us of the glory of the One we worship.

You are holy and eternal
and forever You will reign.
Every knee will bow before You,
every tongue will confess Your name.

You Have Been Given by Bob Kauflin

We are Your people
made for Your glory
and we worship You,
yes we worship You.

His Name is Jesus – Words by Edward Perronet (1780), Contemporary chorus by Judah Groveman

This energetic adaption by Sovereign Grace Music of the hymn All Hail the Power of Jesus Name give us an opportunity to worship Christ in light of His resurrection.

His name is Jesus;
Risen Lamb, for sinners slain.
His name is Jesus
and all creation sings the praise of Jesus’ name.

We heard a call to confession from Hebrews 10:19-22 (adapted by Bobby Gilles) followed by a brief time of silent confession.

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

Our confession continued with Rock of Ages. The sobering lyrics of this hymn give us a deeper understanding of our desperate need of Christ’s finished work on the cross.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to thy Cross I cling;
Naked, come to thee for dress;
Helpless, look to thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.


Psalm 118:5, 14, 17 reminded us that the Lord hears our prayers and forgives our sins.

The Glories of Calvary by Steve and Vikki Cook

Lord, You’re calling me to come
and behold the wondrous cross,
to explore the depths of grace
that came to me at such a cost,
Where Your boundless love
conquered my boundless sin
and mercy’s arms were opened wide.

You Are My King (Amazing Love) by Billy Foote

You Are My King was the first song during communion providing an excellent meditation on the privileges we have because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

I’m forgiven because you were forsaken.
I’m accepted, You were condemned.
I’m alive and well
Your spirit is within me
because you died and rose again.

Jesus, All For Jesus by Robin Mark and Jennifer Atkinson

We’ve been singing Jesus, All For Jesus for a long time at The Crossing. The simple, yet earnest, lyrics are a moving prayer of dedication to Christ.

Jesus, all for Jesus,
All I am and have and ever hope to be.
All of my ambitions, hopes and plans
I surrender these into Your hands.
For it’s only in Your will that I am free.

Music Team for July 25, 2010:

Lacey Burrell – vocals
Mark Collum – vocals
Sadie Currey – violin
Nick Havens – bass guitar
Scott Johnson – vocals and acoustic guitar
Andrew Luley – drums
Josie Patton – cello
Ethan Vizitei – piano
Cortney Wright – keyboards

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