Songs and Scenes from Sunday, September 11, 2011

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This week’s Sunday morning review features photos courtesy of Lana Eklund. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs (where available). This setlist (along with many other churches) is also archived at the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community.

All Creatures of Our God and KingWords by Francis of Assisi (cir­ca 1225), Arrangement by David Crowder

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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We were reminded us of God sovereing hand in creation with this reflection based on Job 38:4-7 from The Open Sourcebook.

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone- while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

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Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird and Stephen Altrogge

Who has felt the nails upon His hands,
bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God eternal, humbled to the grave,
Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign!
Behold our God, seated on His throne.
Come, let us adore Him.

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In response to God’s power and glory and to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11 2001 we bowed our heads and prayed we prayed together lamenting the evil present in the world, asking for God’s intercession and remembering our longing for justice and peace will be fulfilled in Christ’s return. It is in Christ our hope is found. The prayer (written by Mike Cosper and including Psalm 146:3-11) can be found at the Gospel Coalotion blog.

Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD his God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets the prisoners free;
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind.
The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
the LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the sojourners;
he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

The LORD will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the LORD!

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Psalm 3:4 gave us the assurance that God hears our prayers and we were reminded of God’s promise to one day make all things new in another reflection from The Open Sourcebook.

To the LORD I cry aloud,
and he answers me from his holy hill.

Christ is Risen by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light;
Our God is not dead He’s alive, He’s alive!
Christ is risen from the dead,
trampling over death by death;
Come awake, come awake,
come and rise up from the dead.

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We received the comfort that our struggles are preparing us to receive an eternal reward from 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 & 1 Corinthians 2:9

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

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Unimaginable (No Eye Has Seen) by Kristen Camp, Scott Johnson, David A. Cover and Andrew Luley

No eye has seen, no ear has heard
nor the heart of man imagined,
No eye has seen, no ear has heard
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love Him.
What God has prepared for those who love Him.

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Kermit read Revelation 22:1-5, 20 which paints a picture of God’s promised Kingdom come.

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

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I Fear the Lord by David A. Cover, Patrick K. Miller and Christine Cover

This weekend The Crossing Music released a new recording of this song written for The Crossing’s sermon series on Proverbs. You can download it for free in the link above. David Cover, who co-wrote the song and produced “I Fear the Lord” shared the following thoughts about the song. “The title comes from Proverbs 1:7, Solomon’s statement of the source of wisdom in life. We hope this song captures the imagery and truth found in Proverbs and, more importantly, points us to the embodiment of true wisdom, Jesus Christ.

The beginning of strength,
in the fold of His might!
When I’m desperate and tried,
You’re the source of my life!
You are my God! Help me walk in your wisdom’s way.
You are my God! Father, teach my heart to obey.

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Music and Tech Team for September 11, 2011:

Carly Allen – bass
Taylor Bonderer – violin
Andrew Camp – acoustic guitars
Kristen Camp – vocals
Mark Collum – vocals
David Cover – electric guitars
Ashley Gross – vocals
Rhett Johnson – electric guitar
Scott Johnson – piano, keyboard, glockenspiel
Andrew Luley – drums
Alison Tatum – violin

Josh Burrell – light and media coordinator
Darrin Nichols – music media
Addison Hawkins – sound

For more information about music written by members of the music team for corporate worship visit The Crossing Music. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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