Saturday, 9 February 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #2 - It Is Well With My Soul

Happy Saturday to you all!
Can you believe this is my third post in three days? That never happens! If you've missed my last two posts, please scroll down and take a peek when you're finished here.

I'm back today with my next Hymn and Scripture Challenge page, and with this one I am all caught up!
This is one of my favorite hymns! It's one of those hymns that when I sing it I hear my Dad sing in my ear.  What a sweet blessing! My page was inspired by the first verse which says:

"When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul."

So, I was going to make my page with water and "sea billows" but when I looked at my Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit, I decided to use this beautiful cloud page. The colors and design of these materials really promote the feeling of peace that I was going for. The hearts represent the great love the Lord has for us. A love so great that He died on the cross just to save us:
"My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!"

Again, this verse brings peace to mind. What a wonderful peace we have knowing that we have complete forgiveness of our all our sins. A special gift of peace that we carry with us, as we deal with all the hardships and pains of life in this world. A peace that comes only from knowing our Lord.

One thing that I truly love about this song when singing it in Church, is the way everyone sings the last verse! There is an incredible excitement and JOY as soon as we hit this verse:

"And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, even so, it is well with my soul."

 What a day that will be! :o)

Materials Used:
Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit
(Kit info HERE)
Extra Materials:
WRMK Cloud Corner Chomper,
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Six,
Stampin' Up - Soft Suede Ink,
MM Tiny Alpha Stickers.

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Linking Up To:

(Patter's wonderful devotional is there too)

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Since I mentioned my Dad I really must share this unique Barbershop version.
He doesn't sing all of the verses, so I have included them below.
I hope you read them all and find some wonderful encouragement and peace!

It Is Well With My Soul
Horatio G. Spafford, 1873


Carole Robb Bisson said...

The page is splendid, so beautifully arranged and the soft colors are peaceful. It gives a feeling of peace which is quite amazing. I enjoyed the YouTube.
It is such a pleasure for us, as well as an honor, having you post your beautiful projects with us. We know your time is valuable and yet you take time to bless us with this wonderful artwork. Thank you!
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Karen Letchworth said...

This art is awesome, Nancy. And I love babershop quartets so thanks for sharing this great fun version of this awesome hymn. This is a real blessing.
Word Art Wednesday

Susan M said...

Beautiful as usual Nancy ! What beautiful colours and peaceful clouds! Your die cut for your scripture looks cloud like too,perfect for this hymn. I had to chuckle when I read "cloud corner chomper" ! It is very effective though! The little envelope is lovely with the flower. Glad you have caught up,I am still behind but will catch up soon I hope. Will e mail tomorrow.

Jennifer said...

Thankyou so much for sharing this wonderful hymn! It is one of my cherished ones! Beautiful page! The little envelope and the hanging heart piece is fantastic! Such a blessing it is to know the refuge that the Lord gives!

Jonia said...

Oh Nancy what a beautiful page. I love it. 3 days in a row. Wow you are on a roll.

Susan said...

Hi Nancy, so very nice to meet you! And I have to say the spirit of the Lord was moving over me as I read your words for 'It is well with my soul'. How precious to have the memory of your earthy dad singing in your ear.

Thank you for blessing me with your art.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, what a stunning creation, hugs Pops x

fairyrocks said...

Nancy, this LO is so pretty, Lovely words for a Sunday morning as well. Keep smiling and creating, and yes, Red Deer does sound like Saskatchewan...Dear. Keep smiling and creating

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Oh Nancy what a beautiful page.
The little envelope and the hanging heart piece is so wonderful,i like it very much.

I wish you a nice sunday,hugs Andrea

Kelly Neis said...

This is beautiful, I love the paper and the writing. The envelope is my favorite. You are very good at explaining the scripture and adding personal life to it. Very nice reminder for all of us.
Hugs Kelly

Mary said...

Beautiful page my friend - one of my most favorite hymns too! I loved hearing from you on my blog, what a sweet surprise. Hope all is well with you!

Geri said...

Beautiful, Nancy, and I can hear the victory in people's voices when that last verse is sung!!!

Tracy said...

Oooo pink and brown and the cutest little envelope in polka dots. We sang this song yesterday at church. :-) Lovely Nancy girl! Hugs!

Cindy Haffner said...


StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful hymn. The barbershop version is unique. Your card is lovely. Such pretty colours! Love the hearts! xx Kathy

Stampindamour said...

Nancy - this is simply wonderful!! ♥

-PaMeLa ;)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

This is so pretty! I love the hymn and your project showcases it so well!

Ira Huberts said...

What a well balanced page this is Nancy, such pretty colours and shapes. Truly lovely.

Way of Life said...

Hi Nancy! Beautiful cards! Really so calm..those colours!Hugs Willie

Marilyn said...

Now how did I miss this pretty page? I really like those cut-out tiles and the way you've added that envelope. This has a very nostalgia look to it and I like it very much!

Embellishments said...

Lovely lovely page AND my Favorite hymn!!! Was my mom's too... Thanks for sharing this :-)
Hugs, Steff

Tracey Sabella said...

This is so beautiful!! One of my favorite hymns!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Robyn said...

Nancy, this is one of my favorite hymns. Your page is so soft and pretty done in pink.