Songs and Scenes: February 1, 2015

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. Today’s liturgy recap features photos by Scott Myers. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

The Crossing Music recently released “Liturgy of the Seasons–Volume 2: Winter’s Woe”; a new E.P. featuring many songs from this morning’s service. Check it out on vinyl, C.D. or digital download at

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1. Call to Worship: 1 Corinthians 8:6

There is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

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2. How Great Thou Art – by Stuart K. Hine, Adapted from an arrangement by Page CXVI and David Wilton

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

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

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3. God Who Saves by Aaron Senseman

There is life in the blood of the lamb who was slain.
There is power, there is power in His name.
There is love pouring out of the wounds that were made;
Pouring out, pouring over our shame

Praise the God who saves.
Praise the God who bled.
Praise the God who was nailed to a tree
and wore our sins upon His head.

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4. Call to Confession: Isaiah 44:14-18 (adapted from a sermon by Dave Cover and a reading from Sojourn Community Church)

[The Carpenter] cut down cedars,
or perhaps took a cypress or oak.
He let it grow among the trees of the forest,
or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.
It is used as fuel for burning;
some of it he takes and warms himself,
he kindles a fire and bakes bread.
But he also fashions a god and worships it;
he makes an idol and bows down to it.
Half of the wood he burns in the fire;
over it he prepares his meal,
he roasts his meat and eats his fill.
He also warms himself and says,
“Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.”
From the rest he makes a god, his idol;
he bows down to it and worships.
He prays to it and says,
“Save me! You are my god!”
They know nothing, they understand nothing;
their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see,
and their minds closed so they cannot understand.

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5. New Song: Almighty God by Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, and Sandra McCracken

Almighty God, to You all hearts are open;
We long for more than what this world provides.
No shallow spring will ever satisfy us
but Your river deep floods over everything.

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6. Words of Assurance: Psalm 16:5-6, 9-11 (adapted from the Open Sourcebook)

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance!

No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.
My body rests in safety.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.

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7. Gloria by Chad Gardner

O taste and see
that the Lord is good
all you people, all you saints,
all you children of the King.

Gloria!, Gloria!, Gloria!, Gloria!

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8. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Words: Isaac Watts (1707), Music: Lowell Mason (1824), Additional Chorus and Music: Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

O, the wonderful cross!
O, the wonderful cross
bids me come and die
and find that I might live again.

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Music Team for February 1, 2015:

Daniel Burke-Aguero: vocals
Lacey Burrell: vocals
David Currey: lap steel and resophonic guitars
Sam Currey: upright bass
Andrew Herndon: acoustic guitar
Emily Herzog: vocals
Scott Johnson: worship leader, acoustic guitar
Justin Schilb: violin, mandolin
Johnny Tucker: organ
Stephen Varner: drums

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