Songs and Scenes: June 5, 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 Shoshana Herndon.


1. Before There Was Time by Aaron Senseman

Before there was time
There were visions in Your mind
There was death in the fall of mankind
But there was life in salvation’s design

Before there were days
There were nights I could not see Your face
But the night couldn’t keep me from grace
When You came and took my place


2. Christ is Coming! Let Creation – Words: John R. Mac­duff (1853),
Add. Words and Music: Matt Scott

Christ is coming! let creation
From her groans and travail cease,
Let the glorious proclamation
Hope restore, and faith increase.

Come on down! Come on down!
Haste that joyous jubilee!


3. Scripture Reading: Psalm 96:11-13

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.


4. Praise to the Lord – Words: Joachim Neander (1680), Music: Lobe Herren (1665), additional music by Christine Cover & Latifah Phillips

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
the King of creation!
O My soul, praise Him
for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise him in glad adoration.


5. Empty Me Out by Josh White, Arrangement by Liz Vice

I died with You, was buried with You
The moment I believed.
I rose with You, ascended with You
into the Heavenlies.

Lord, it’s not me,
it’s you inside of me.
Jesus, you’re all
these eyes can see.


6. Made Alive by Brian Eichelberger and David Bolen, based on an arrangement by Citizens and Saints

You have bought me back with the riches of
Your amazing grace and relentless love.
I’m made alive forever, with you, life forever
by your grace I’m saved, by your grace I’m saved.


7. You Alone Can Rescue by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin

You alone can rescue. You alone can save.
You alone can lift us from the grave.
You came down to find us, led us out of death.
To You alone be longs the highest praise.


Music Team for June 5, 2016:

Daneiel Burke-Aguero: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, flute
David Cover: vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
Ricky Presberry: vocals, percussion
Jeff Schaefer: percussion
Justin Schilb: violin, percussion
Guimel Sibingo: vocals, percussion
Greg Wiele: acoustic guitar

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