Songs and Scenes: Christmas Eve 2015


“The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” – John 1:9

“He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.” – Augustine

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Bidding Song: O Come, All Ye Faithful – Words and Tune: attr. John Francis Wade (1742), tr. Frederick Oakeley (1841), Music: Irregular (Adeste Fiedeles) Arrangement by Hillsong

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing.

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!

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Lesson 1: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

He Shall Reign Forevermore – Words adapted from “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), Alt. Words and Music by Chris Tomlin and Matt Maher

In the bleak mid-winter all creation groans,
for a world in darkness frozen like a stone
Light is breaking, in a stable for a throne

And He shall reign forever more, forever more.
And He shall reign forever more, forever more.
Unto us a Child is born
The King of kings and Lord of lords
And He shall reign forever more, forever more.

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Lesson 2: Luke 1:26-38

Savior of the Nations, Come – Words: Ambrose (4th Century), Martin Luther (1523), Traditional: Calvin Seerveld (1984), Music: Enchiridia, Erfurt (1524), Arr. Bruce Benedict (2009)

Savior of the nations, come,
Show yourself, the virgin’s son.
Marvel heaven, wonder earth,
That our God chose such a birth.

Not by human power or seed
Did the woman’s womb conceive;
Only by the Spirit’s breath
Was the Word of God made flesh.

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Lesson 3: Luke 2:1-7, Matthew 1:22-23

God With Us by Jason Ingram and Leslie Jordan

Oh You’ve come to bring peace to be Love
To be nearer to us
You’ve come to bring life to be Light
To shine brighter in us
Oh Emmanuel, God with us

Our Deliverer You are Savior
In Your presence we find our strength
Over ev’rything our Redemption
God with us, You are God with us

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Lesson 4: Luke 2:8-20

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Words: Charles Wesley (1739)
Music: 77 77 D w/refrain Felix Mendelssohn (1840), Adapted by Williams H. Cummings (1856)

Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

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Angels We Have Heard On High – Words: Traditional French carol, Music: Traditional French melody, Based on an arrangement by Hillsong.

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

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Lesson 6: John 1:1-14

Joy to the World – Words: Isaac Watts (1719) (based on Psalm 98), Music: ANTIOCH C.M.rep. George Frederick Handel (1742), Arr. Lowell Mason (1836), Based on an arrangement by Austin Stone

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

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Communion Song: Unto Us by Rueben Morgan and Ben Fielding

Crown Him the Son of Righteousness.
Crown Him the King above all kings.
Let the nations declare He is Lord.
Sing, Emmanuel, the Saviour, is born.

He shall be called,
“Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting One.”
He shall be called,
“Jesus, the Saviour, Peace to earth has come.”
We worship and adore Him, The Lord.

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Communion Song: A Day of Glory by Chris Collins, Justin Cofield, Aaron Ivey, Matt Carter (based on hymn text by John M. Neale)

In flesh His entrance humble,
the swaddling clothes His robe
The meek displayed in power,
the Prince of Peace now known

Let angels shout the triumph
as mortals raise their voice,
“Behold the Son of heav’n and earth,
the King of Kings is born!”

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Offering Song: All Glory Be to Christ – Words: Dustin Kensrue, Music: Traditional, Arrangement: King’s Kaleidoscope.

When on the day the great I Am,
the faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain,
is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us
and be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be,
all glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
all glory be to Christ!

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Silent Night – Words: Josef Mohr (circa 1816-1818), Alt. Words: Katy Bowser, Music: Franz X. Gruber (circa 1820), Based on an arrangement by Citizens and Saints

Still the night, holy the night
God’s dear Son, bringing light,
Saving us all from sin’s dark thrall
Giving life and love to all,
Christ the Light of the World,
Christ the Light of the World

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Music Team for Christmas Eve 2015:

Daniel Burke-Aguero: vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Kristen Camp: vocals
David Cover: electric guitar, percussion
Rhett Johnson: electric guitars
Scott Johnson: vocals, keyboard
Andrew Luley: drums
Jeff Schaefer: bass guitar
Guimel Sibingo: vocals
Victoria Sibingo: vocals

Justin Schilb: violin
Dustin Frieda: vioal
Emily Ebrecht: cello

The Crossing Worship Choir

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