Songs and Scenes: July 3, 2016


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.


1. 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


2. Call to Worship: Psalm 89:5; 11-12, Psalm 69:34, Psalm 150:6

The heavens praise your wonders, Lord,
your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.

The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth;
you founded the world and all that is in it.
You created the north and the south;

Let heaven and earth praise him,
the seas and all that move in them…

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.


3. How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

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


4. Prayer to be Satisfied in Christ: Based on Matthew 6, Matthew 25, John 4

Lord, When we’re running after money and material things to
make us happy…

Help us to remember that our treasure is in heaven,
where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do
not break in and steal.

When we’re trying to find our worth from the praise of
others and personal success..

Help us to remember we are worthy because you love us.
May we long more for the ultimate encouragement,
to hear you say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

When we crave physical experience to satisfy our longing
for true joy – eating, drinking, sex, entertainment…

Help us to remember that you are the bread of life, that
whoever comes to you shall not hunger, and whoever
believes in you shall never thirst.


5. Give Me Jesus – Traditional Spiritual, Additional Lyrics and Music by Matt Stinton

Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world;
give me Jesus.


6. Prayer of Supplication: Adapted from St. Patrick’s Lorica

As I awake today,
may the strength of God direct me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May Christ shield me today.

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit, Christ when I stand,

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.



7. Christ Be All Around Me by David Leonard, Jack Mooring, Leeland Mooring, and Leslie Jordan

Above and below me
Before and behind me
In every eye that sees me
Christ be all around me

Your life, Your death
Your blood was shed
For every moment
Every moment


8. Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken – Words: Henry Lyte (1824) Music: Attr. Mozart, Alt. Bill Moore, Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Kevin Twit, while introducing “Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken” at an Indelible Grace hymn sing, provided some insight into hymnist Henry Lyte’s life.

“Henry Lyte… had a wretched father. His father and mother split up, he got sent off to boarding school, his father remarried. From then on he would write letters to his own son and he would not sign them, “Your father,” but he would sign them, “Your uncle.” In other words, Henry’s father never let him call him “father” again. And yet every one of his hymns… the father image for him is a warm and comforting one. Which… shows the power and the Gospel and the scriptures to deconstruct and reconstruct something so basic as what does it mean to have a father.”

Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior, too.
Human hearts and looks deceive me;
Thou art not, like them, untrue.
O while Thou dost smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate and friends disown me,
Show Thy face and all is bright.


Music Team for July 3, 2016:

Paul Betts: drums
Andrew Camp: vocals, electric guitar
Kristen Camp: vocals
Nick Havens: bass guitar
Andrew Luley: worship leader, electric guitar

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