Songs and Scenes: September 4, 2016

Songs and Scenes

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. Praise the Lord, All Praise and Blessing – Words: Joel Blomqvist (1840-1930) Music: Matt Scott

Praise the Lord, all praise and blessing,
render to his mighty name;
Thank him ever for His goodness,
now and evermore the same.
Now and evermore the same.

Everything that you have made is beautiful.
Everything that you have made is good.


2. Scripture Reading: Psalm 145:3, 8, 13, 18, 21

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.

The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.

The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.

The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth

My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.


3. Almighty God by Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, and Sandra McCracken,
Arrangement: Daniel Burke-Aguero

Almighty God to you all hearts are open
With gratitude we raise our song to you
Come and fill the praises of your people
In grace and truth, you make us new again

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!


4. Prayer: Based on Hebrews 12:1-3

Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.


5. It’s You by Dave Wilton and Asher Seevinck

Son of man
reach out your hand and touch
my weary heart.
Son of man
reach out your hand and heal
my failing heart.

It’s you that I need.
It’s you that I need.


6. Scripture for Silent Reflection: Ephesians 3:6-7

So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.


7. Trees Will Clap (Isaiah 55) by Andrew Camp, Patrick Miller, Scott Johnson, and Greg Wiele

Turn your ear, hear His voice,
“Sinners come, and rejoice,
through my Son, I set you free;
pardon won, upon my tree.”

With your Word, undeaf my ears,
“Seek ye God, while He’s near.”

Trees will clap, clap their hands,
mountains sing, oceans hymn.
Take your joy, fill the earth.
Lead us up and further in.


8. Salvation’s Tide by Matt Maher, Jason Ingram, Brett Younker, Kristian Stanfill,
Arrangement: Daniel Burke-Aguero

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


Music Team for September 4, 2016:

Daniel Burke-Aguero: Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
David Currey: Acoustic and Resophonic Guitars
Jackie Floyd: Vocals and Percussion
Emily Herzog: Vocals
Scott Johnson: Vocals, Piano, and Organ
Britney McMurry: Violin
Jeff Schaefer: Bass
Stephen Varner: Drums

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