Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Hymn & Scripture Challenge #13 - O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Happy Tuesday, my friends!
I'm back with one of my missed Challenge pages. After this, I have only one more left to do for 2012! :o)

This is another very familiar and favorite hymn that I love to sing! The words are beautiful and the tune is so happy! I picked a Scripture verse that relates to one of the themes that runs through the song...and that is of praising God!

There's no happier song than one that sings praises to our Lord! Although I love them all, here are some of my favorite verses:

"O for a thousand tongues to sing my great redeemers praise,
The glories of my God and King, the triumphs of His grace!

Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease;
'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 'tis life, and health, and peace.

To God all glory, praise and love be ever, every given,
By saints below and saints above, the church in earth and heaven."

The verse I chose is found in Psalm 104:33:

"I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live"

God is SO good! He is worthy of our praise! It's easy to remember that when things are going well for us, right? It's not always easy to think of praising God when we are suffering pain or down in the dumps. The funny thing is...when we concentrate on praising God the pain and doldrums dissipate! How wonderful is that? I hope the rest of your week us full of JOY and LAUGHTER and PRAISES to our God! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: K & Company - Watercolor Bouquet, Recollection Cardstock;
Punch: WRMK Mini 8 Punch - Flowers;
Dies: Sizzix Stampin' Up Embosslit - Beautiful Wings, 
Sizzix Stampin' Up Sizzlit - Little Leaves,
Sizzix Sizzlit - Corner, Flourish;
Ink Stampin' Up - Pale Plum;
Flowers: Celebrate It;
Unknown Pearls.

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Here's a fantastic version of the hymn. It's the traditional song with an updated addition to it...enjoy!


Friday said...

Beautiful Page, Nancy. Love the colors and everything else. Beautifully done. Hugs! Tereese

Jonia said...

Oh my goodness, I love this page! The butterflies, the flowers, Love it! I knew you must have posted since you commented on mine. Hope you are doing well Nancy!

marjoleincreatief said...

Hi Nancy,

Lovely page you made, so sweet and gorgeous. And certainly because you added something very important for you on it.

hugs marjolein

Kreatives von Andrea said...

wow my friend, what a wonderful Page.I love the butterflies, the flowers they look very great.And the paper ist so nice.You have make a very beautiful work.

Hugs Andrea

PS: Thank you for your kindness words on my blog.....

Karen Letchworth said...

This is truly amazing, Nancy. One of my all-time favorite embellishments on my art is the use of music. It just literally makes your card "sing". And with this particular song and your scripture, the card "sings" of the goodness of our precious Lord, Jesus Christ. Your art has blessed me - and others as well, I'm sure. THanks so much for sharing your talents and being such an encouragement. I appreciate your art and your participation in our challenges more than words can adequately express.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Inkypinkydelights said...

Well i certainly will sing your praise Nancy, this is lovely! Judy x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Gotta love the guitar chords. The delicate DSP is a perfect background for everything you have added. This is a beauty. I will be singing the Hymn all day. Mommy went to Heaven yesterday morning....the church on earth and Heaven really ministered to me. Thank you so mcuh.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Tracy said...

This page is a floral feast for my eyes. Yummy! Beautiful words about our Savior. Your pages always lift me up. :-) Hugs!

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is fabulous loving the details hugs Pops x x x

Ira Huberts said...

What a magnificent way to surround such a beautiful song with pretty flowers and butterflies Nancy! Ira x

Susan M said...

Another gorgeous page Nancy !Love the colours and the patterned paper is so pretty. The butterflies are super cute! Another beautiful scripture in your also beautiful handwriting! No wonder I come to have more than one look at your pages! Thanks for the video too ,it's a great version.

Dunja Dücker said...

I am speechless...you see me thinking of your words about god, and yes, i think you are absolutly right my dear friends.
Your page ist fantastic, i love the hymn and i enjoyed to hear the you*tube.
The style of your page is gorgeous as anytime. The Die's you've used are adorable, also the flowers.

LOVE your creation sweetie.

Prayings and biggest Hugs
yours Dunja

alexandra s.m. said...

as always: simply Beautiful Nancy!!
Thank You <3

~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the hymn!

Cindy Haffner said...

Nancy this is so BEAUTIFUL!!~

Geri said...

What a gorgeous tribute to this great old hymn, Nancy! Beautiful!

Jacilynn said...

Nancy, this is so gorgeous! I love the verse.

Sizzix said...

wow what a beautiful page
hugs Pia

Sandy Hentzel said...

So pretty and love the colors, purple being my favorite!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a lovely page, Nancy. Love how you used the printed sheet music and the sweet butterflies floating across the page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Marilyn said...

This is so pretty! Great papers and I love how the butterflies are hovering over the flowers - clever!

Beady Bom Bom Creations said...

Gorgeous! I enjoyed the music too. =) Big hugs, Elizabeth