Songs and Scenes: Advent 11.27.16


November 27th is the first Sunday of Advent 2016. Advent (which means “coming” or “arrival”) is a season where the church remembers Christ’s first coming and anticipates his promised return It is a season characterized by prayer, quiet waiting and joyful expectation.

This post reviews the songs from the the first Sunday of Advent. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs (when available) so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Shoshanna Herdon.


1. How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!


2. He is Yahweh – by Dean Salyn.

Who is moving on the waters?
Who is holding up the moon?
Who is peeling back the darkness
with the burning light of noon?

Who is standing on the mountains?
Who is on the earth below?
Who is bigger than the heavens
and the lover of my soul?

Creator God, He is Yahweh.
The Great I AM, He is Yahweh.
The Lord of All, He is Yahweh.


3. Christ is Coming! Let Creation – Words: John R. Mac­duff (1853),
Add. Words and Music: Matt Scott

Christ is coming! let creation
From her groans and travail cease,
Let the glorious proclamation
Hope restore, and faith increase.

Come on down! Come on down!
Haste that joyous jubilee!


4. Day by Day by Adam Skatula, Brian Eichelberger, Nate Furtado, Spencer Abbot, Zach Bolen

What I once desired for is not what I desire more
Heart of stone turned into flesh
Love, joy, peace taking over the mess
It’s all I’m wanting day by day

No, I’m not who I was, now I am who I am
A sinner saved, a stumbling saint
Still I’m never alone, He’s alive in my bones
The ghost of God sanctifies

Day by day by day.


5. Nothing But the Blood by Robert Lowry, Russ Mohr, Aaron Smith

What can heal our broken land?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
What unites us, hand in hand?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

O, precious is the flow
That mends and makes us whole
No other fount I know
Nothing but the blood of Jesus


Music Team for November 27, 2016:

David A. Cover – Vocals, Electric Guitar, & Organ
Rhett Johnson – Electric Guitar
Andrew Luley – Drums
Ricky Presberry – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Guimel Sibingo – Vocals
Jeff Schaefer – Bass

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