Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: October 17, 2010

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This week’s music set-list review features photos by Scott Myers. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs (where available).

O Come and Mourn
– Words by Frederick Faber (1814-1863), Music by Eric Ashley

We started our service with this hymn from Indelible Grace. O Come and Mourn calls us to contemplate the reality of the cross where Jesus Christ took our blame, bore God’s wrath against sin so that we might stand forgiven.

Seven times He spake seven words of love;
And all three hours His silence cried
For mercy on the souls of men;
Jesus our Lord is crucified.

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God Who Saves by Aaron Senseman

God Who Saves continues the passion story by reminding us that we worship a risen Savior who gives us victory over sin and death in his resurrection.

There is truth in His body, raised that third day.
There is joy in a stone rolled away.
There is hope pouring out of the tomb where He lay,
pouring out, pouring over the grave.

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Come Ye Sinners
– Words by Joseph Hart, Contemporary Music by Matthew Smith

Come Ye Sinners
expounds on the invitation Jesus gives in Matthew 11:28-30. I like how the text is written in manner that has us encouraging one another to come and respond to Christ’s invitation.

Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus, ready, stands to save you,
Full of pity, joined with power.
He is able, He is able;
He is willing; doubt no more.

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We spent time in silent prayer as we meditated on Luke 4:16-21, particularly the section where Jesus reads from Isaiah 61.

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

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He Knows My Name by Tommy Walker

After our extended time of prayer, He Knows My Name was a lilting reminder that we have a Heavenly Father who made us, loves us and hears our every prayer.

He knows my name.
He knows my every thought.
He sees each tear that falls
and He hears me when I call.

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I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Jesse Reeves and Matt Maher

We heard assurance from Psalm 34:3 (The Open Sourcebook) that God hears our prayers and sang of His promise (and our sustaining hope) to put an end to sin, sorrow and death when Christ returns to establish his eternal kingdom.

Jesus has overcome
and the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead.
I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain.

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One Redeemer by David A. Cover, Christine Cover and Patrick Miller

We responded to Dave’s message on Genesis 1 with this song written to help us express the truths we’re learning together throughout the Genesis sermon series.

From start to end,
You are the “Amen!”
to Your promises,
Jesus, my soul’s Savior,
the great story’s One Redeemer.

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Music Team for October 17, 2010:

Carly Allen – electric and upright bass
Shawn Bender – drums
Nathan Billings – piano and organ
Lacey Burrell – vocals
Andrew Camp – acoustic guitar
Mark Collum – vocals
Scott Johnson – vocals and acoustic guitar
Alison Tatum – violin

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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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