Songs and Scenes: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

1. Rejoice by Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townhend

Come and stand before your maker
Full of wonder full of fear
Come behold his power and glory
Yet with confidence draw near
For the one who holds the heavens
And commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us
With an unrelenting love

Come and lift your hands and raise your voice
He is worthy of all praise
Sing the mercies of your king
And with trembling, rejoice

2. Be Thou My Vision  – Traditional Irish hymn, Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun.
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

3. Jesus Paid it All – Words: Elvina M. Hall (1865), Music: John T. Grape (1835-1915), Arrangement: Kings Kaleidoscope

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
can change the leper’s spots
and melt the heart of stone.”

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

4. O Great God by Bob Kauflin  (based on the 16th century puritan prayer Regeneration from The Valley of Vision)

O great God of highest heav’n,
occupy my lowly heart.
Own it all and reign supreme,
conquer every rebel power.
Let no vice or sin remain
that resists Your holy war.
You have loved and purchased me,
make me Yours forevermore.

5. Onward Go – Words: Henry K. White, Frances S. Fuller-Maitland (Verses 1-2), Christopher Wordsworth (Verse 3) Additional lyrics: David A. Cover & Patrick Miller. Music: Christine Cover and Greg Wiele. Arrangement: The Crossing Music

Oft in sorrow, oft in woe,
onward Christians, onward go.
Fight the fight, maintain the strife
strengthened by the Bread of Life.
Onward Christians, onward go;
join the war and face the Foe.
Know that much does yet remain,
dreary is the long campaign.

Music Team for May 4, 2014:

Andrew Camp: vocals, keyboards, loops, percussion
David Cover: worship leader, guitars
Ashley Gross: vocals
Andrew Luley: drums
Ryan Ponder: bass, moog bass
Christian Smith: vocals, percussion
Johnny Tucker: keyboards

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