Songs and Scenes: January 29, 2017

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. 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 Dan Gill.

We’re excited to host Sandra McCracken (“We Will Feast in the House of Zion”) for an an intimate Hymn Sing on February 23 at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets and more information. Tickets are also available in The Crossing’s foyer on Sundays, at the front desk during regular office hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.).


1. Salvation’s Tide by Matt Maher, Jason Ingram, Brett Younker, Kristian Stanfill

Your house, forever, undivided
All your sons and daughters one
At the cross we are united
Our hope is in the blood
Our hope is in your blood

Let the walls come down in Jesus name
Let the lost be found in Jesus name
Let the church arise to shine your light to the world
Shine your light


2. Scripture Reading: Based on Psalm 98

Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song,

for he has done marvelous things;

his right hand and his holy arm

have worked salvation for him.

All: Who can stop the Lord, Almighty?

Leader: The Lord has made his salvation
 to the nations.
He has remembered love
and faithfulness to Israel;

all the ends of the earth have seen

the salvation of our God.

All: Who can stop the Lord, Almighty?

Leader:Shout for joy before the Lord, the King
for he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness

and the peoples with equity.

All: Who can stop the Lord, Almighty?


3. The Lion and the Lamb by Brenton Brown, Leeland Mooring, and Brian Johnson

Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah
He’s roaring with power and fighting our battles
Every knee will bow before Him

Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world, His blood breaks the chains
Every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
Every knee will bow before Him


4. Rock of Ages – Words: Augustus M. Toplady (1776), Contemporary chorus by Page CXVI (2009)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy wounded side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure;
save from wrath and make me pure.


5. Call to Confession: Based on Psalm 51:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

6. Assurance of Forgiveness: Based on Hebrews 10:10

…we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.


7. Man of Sorrows by Brooke Ligertwood and Matt Crocker

Now my debt is paid it is paid in full
By the precious blood that my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free, oh is free indeed

Oh that rugged cross, my salvation,
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out, Hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee


8. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Words: Isaac Watts (1707), Music: Lowell Mason (1824)

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride

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.


9. New Song: God’s Highway by Sandra McCracken and Thad Cockrell

My feet are strong, my eyes are clear
I cannot see the way from here
But on we go, He knows the way
And in His arms, He keeps me safe.

Fear not, keep on, watch and pray
Walk in the light of God’s highway


Music Team for January 29, 2017:

Emily Herzog: vocals
Rhett Johnson: electric guitar
Scott Johnson: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Andrew Luley: drums
Eric Margheim: keyboards
Ricky Presberry: vocals, percussion
Jeff Schaefer: bass guitar

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