Songs and Scenes from Sunday, March 18, 2012

Worship 3/18/12

This week’s Songs and Scenes review features photos provided by Gerik Parmele and Nate Herndon. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Awakening by Chris Tomlin and Reuben Morgan

Awakening served as our call to worship this week. When we sing this prayer (which echoes Ephesians 1:17-19) we ask God to wake our wandering hearts so that we may seek his will and worship him.

In our hearts, Lord, in this nation awakening.
Holy Spirit, we desire awakening.

For You and You alone awake my soul;
Awake my soul and sing.
For the world You love Your will be done;
Let Your will be done in me

Worship 3/18/12

Holy, Holy, Holy – Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Music: Nicaea, John B. Dykes (1861)

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

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We read the Worship Sourcebook’s adaption of Colossians 1:15-20.

Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible.

All things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

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He Holds All Things: Part 1 by David A. Cover and Patrick Miller

This original song by The Crossing Music (based on Colossians 1:15-20 and Romans 11:36) is available as a free download along with two other songs we sing together as a church.

Who has known the mind of God, been His counselor?
Who has giv’n a gift to God that He might be repaid?
From Him, to Him, His glory is sustained.
Through Him, for Him, all things are made.

Worship 3/18/12

Medley: The Gospel Song/When I Survey the Wondrous Cross/The Wonderful Cross

I first heard a variation of this medley at a conference I attended a few years ago and it stirred a love for Christ’s cross deep inside me. We’ve sung it a few times at The Crossing and this week it seemed like an appropriate response to Dave’s message.

The Gospel Song (by Drew Jones and Bob Kauflin) is a simple song that reveals the complex reality of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.

Holy God, in love, became
perfect Man to bear my blame.
On the cross He took my sin.
By His death I live again.

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (by Isaac Watts) then helps us to further mediate on the cross and consider how we should live our lives in response to Christ’s sacrifice.

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.

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Once we recognize that the cross “demands” that we give our lives for the sake of Gospel, the chorus from The Wonderful Cross (by Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin) recognizes it is God’s grace which gives us the help we need to do so.

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross,
bids me come and die
and find that I may truly live.

O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near
and bless Your name.

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He Holds All Things: Part 2 by David A. Cover and Patrick Miller

He holds All Things together.
He holds all things together.

You work all things together.
You work all things together.

You hold our world together.
You hold my life together.

You brought peace by the blood of your cross.
You brought peace by the blood of your cross.

Music and Tech for March 18, 2012:

Kenny Ashton: vocals
Andrew Camp: vocals, acoustic guitar
Kristen Camp: vocals
David Cover: electric guitars
Sadie Currey: violin
Ashley Gross: vocals
Nick Havens: bass
Scott Johnson: vocals, piano, keyboard
Andrew Luley: drums
Joel Schirmer: vocals
Alison Tatum: violin

Kameron Bong: stagehand
Josh Burrell: stage, light and media coordinator
Addison Hawkins: sound
Jamie Stephens: media

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