Songs and Scenes: Sunday, September 15, 2013


Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday liturgy. Our good friend, Ben Walton, provided photos to offer a glimpse into the Sunday morning life of The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

1. Holy, Holy, Holy (Lord, God Almighty) – Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Music: Nicaea, John B. Dykes (1861)

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!


2. Call to Worship: Based on Psalm 33 (adapted by Sojourn Community Church)

The Lord merely spoke,
and the heavens were created.
He breathed the word,
and all the stars were born.
He assigned the sea its boundaries
and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
Let the whole world fear the Lord,
and let everyone stand in awe of him.
For when he spoke, the world began!
It appeared at his command.

Sing a new song of praise to him
and sing with joy.
For the word of the Lord holds true,
and we can trust everything he does.
The unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth.


3. I Sing the Mighty Power of God – Words: Isaac Watts (1715), Music and Additional Chorus: Scott Johnson, Keith Scherer, Andrew Camp, and Andrew Luley

I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.

All praise to You, Eternal God,
You made the heavens and earth.
Giving life and breath to everyone,
sustaining all things by Your word.


4. Litany Based on Psalm 29 (adapted from the Worship Sourcebook)

In the splendor of his holiness, we worship the Lord.
In God is glory and strength.

The Lord is mighty. God is with us.

In torrents and storms, God’s peace calms.
In rumbling thunder, God’s mighty voice soothes.

The Lord is majestic. God is with us.

The whisper of the Lord snaps silence.

The Lord is awesome. God is with us.

As flames being fanned, His presence grows.
In its shadow the wilderness pleads.

The Lord is powerful. God is with us.

Enthroned, God rules the universe.
His peace prevails.

The Lord reigns. God is with us.

In whirling winds, nature acknowledges His glory.
The people of God rejoice.

It is certain. God is with us.


4. How Great Thou Art – by Stuart K. Hine, Based on an arrangement by Page CXVI

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

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


5. Christ is Risen – by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes

Let no one caught in sin remain
inside the lie of inward shame,
but fix our eyes upon the cross,
and run to Him who showed great love and bled for us,
freely You’ve bled for us.

Christ is risen from the dead
trampling over death by death.
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave.


6. The Mystery of Faith – Words: Traditional english liturgy, Music by Scott Johnson and David Wilton

Christ has died, Christ has risen,
Christ will come again.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel,
Christ will come again!


7. On Jordan’s Stormy Banks – Words by Samuel Stennett (1787) and contemporary music by Christopher Miner

On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand
and cast a wishful eye
to Canaan’s fair and happy land
where my possessions lie.

No chilling winds or poisonous breath
can reach that healthful shore;
sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
are felt and feared no more.

I am bound, I am bound,
I am bound for the Promised land.


Music and Tech teams for September 15, 2013:

Andrew Camp – vocals, electric guitars
Kristen Camp – vocals
Xiaoxiao Du – violin
Ashley Gross – vocals, celesta, percussion
Nick Havens – bass
Scott Johnson – worship leader, acoustic guitar
Andrew Luley – drums
Josie Patton – cello
Benedict Sin – violin
Johnny Tucker – piano and glockenspiel

Haley Atkins – camera
Ray Batt – sermon and live-stream music cg
Kameron Bong – tech assistant
Tracy Christman – camera operator
Chris Halsey – light board operator
Henry Imler – music cg
Barrett Knox – live-stream audio
Ken Kroll – light designer/director
Eddie McKinzie – asst. sermon and live-stream music cg
Gerik Parmele – video director
Kirk Pickett – camera operator
Tyler Stone – video engineer
Jake Wandel – production manager

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