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Worship with Sandra McCracken in Nashville, Tennessee

This service is led by Sandra McCracken and Tim Nicholson in Nashville, Tennessee.

A worship service from the 2021 online Calvin Symposium on Worship.

Participants: Sandra McCracken, Tim Nicholson 

Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA 

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Order of Worship:

Hymn: “Trinity Song”


Scripture: John 8:12

Confession and Absolution

God, You ask for our courage to protect the powerless bet we prefer to remain safe, preserving ourselves for future challenges. You ask us to speak out for justice but we whisper, in case we are heard. You ask us to stand up for what is right, but we would rather blend in to the crowd. You ask us to have faith, when doubting seems so much easier. Lord, forgive our calculated effort to follow You, only when it is convenient to do so, only in those places where it is safe to do so, only with those who make it easy to do so. God, forgive us and renew us; Inspire us and challenge us so that we might rest the journey, to Your kingdom with You. Amen. 

(A prayer from Kairos South Africa, 2003)

The Invitatory

O Lord open our lips;
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
O God, make speed to save us;
O Lord, make haste to help us. 

Glory be to Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; 
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

Scripture: Psalm 89

Song: “I Will Sing”

Song: "Thy Mercy My God"

Scripture: Psalm 33

Song: “Steadfast”  

Song: “Thirst No More” 

Song: "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"

Song: “Sweet Comfort” 

Song: "Abide With Me"

Scripture: Jeremiah 31:2-3; 13-14

Song: “We Will Feast” 

The Lord's Prayer

Song: "Doxology"

Benediction Song: “Patient Kingdom”



Trinity Song
Text and Music: Sandra McCracken © 2016 Drink Your Tea Music, admin.
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

“I Will Sing”
Text and Music: Leslie Jordan, Sandra McCracken © Integrity Worship Music, admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

“Thy Mercy My God”
Text: John Stocker, 1776
Music: Sandra McCracken © 2001 Same Old Dress Music, admin. Music Services, Inc.
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

Text and Music: Joshua Silverberg, Leslie Jordan, Sandra McCracken © Capitol CMG Amplifier, admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

“Thirst No More”
Text and Music: Leslie Jordan, Matt Wertz, Sandra McCracken © Integrity Worship Music, admin. Capitol CMG Publishing
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Text: Robert Robinson, 1758
Music: Asahel Nettleton, 1825

Sweet Comfort
Text and Music: Latifah Alattas and Sandra McCracken © 2015 Drink Your Tea Music
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

“Abide with Me”
Text: Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music: William Henry Monk, 1861

We Will Feast in the House of Zion
Text and Music: Joshua Moore and Sandra McCracken © 2015 Integrity Worship Music, admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.

Text: Thomas Ken, 1637-1711
Music: Genevan Psalter; attr. Louis Bourgeois, 1510-1561

Patient Kingdom
Text and Music: Gareth Davies-Jones, Sandra McCracken, Sarah Masen © Integrity Worship Muisc, admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing
Used by permission. CCLI #400063.