Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #6 - Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Happy Wednesday, my friends!
Today I have a new Scripture Challenge page for you! I'm afraid I've fallen a little bit behind again...but just a little bit!
When my husband saw it he commented on how plain the page was compared to my usual work. I told him that I have to mix it up so you guys don't get bored! lol
I wanted to have my Scripture verse on this beautiful tag that I got as a freebie from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. You can find it HERE. Debbie is a fellow Canadian and she does fabulous work!
As always, I started with my Scripture verse. After that, the page came together very quickly. I only put the first half of the verse on the tag. Here is the complete verse:

"Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows."
James 1:17 NIV

Isn't that another beautiful Scripture verse full of encouragement? I've actually had this page finished for days but am only now finding time to post it. I've had it displayed in my kitchen all this time, and I must tell you that it has been a blessing to me this week. I've been rushing around trying to get things done, stressing over some wedding planning, just dealing with know? Then I'd see this right in front of me and it just made me stop in my tracks and be thankful for all the gifts that God has given me! What a fantastic stress reliever!
You probably already know that this is one of my favorite Hymns! lol Here is the first verse:

Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love.

Beautiful, right? I would encourage you all to stop in the midst of all the busyness of your day, and just take a moment to be thankful!  God is so good! I am thankful for each one of you! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections Cardstock;
MM Slice Design Card: Basic Shapes 3;
Cricut Cartridge: Alphabet
Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo;
Flowers: Prima - E Line Flowers Brown;
Brads: My Stash.

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Linking Up To:

(Patter's wonderful devotional can be found there!)

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Carole Robb Bisson said...

I am just listening to the youTube you posted. It is beautiful and so is your card. Thank you so very much for the music.
We appreciate and thank you, for taking time out your day to post this beautiful project at Word Art Wednesday,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Clean and Simple make an impact. Love the die cuts and colors, simple but another nice project :)

Geri said...

Hey, Nancy! I am totally enjoying this CAS look! Love how your page and focal point have brought in the pretty elements of your sweet tag with the scripture! Sweet post and project, my dear!

Jennifer said...

Nancy, this has been such a blessing to me today! I listened to the song twice. Such a touching hymn that is! Love your wonderful gift that you've created and the inked flowers and tag are beautiful!

ScrapDiva4Ever said...

Beautiful Nancy! Just beautiful! Blessings be upon you this day.


Creations by Shirl said...

What a beautiful hymn, I sang it several time... love it...
And so is your card - very pretty!

Robyn said...

Hi Nancy! It is a frosty morning in Ohio, but the sweet reminder of the blessings of our Savior are heart warming! Your artwork is delightful as always. Thanks for your ongoing dedication to support and share with others!

Jonia said...

Nancy, I love this page and it is definitely not plain, but just what was needed. And yes, what a gift we have in knowing Jesus Christ!

Susan M said...

Thanks for posting the beautiful version of this hymn! Your page is so lovely ,not plain at all ! I love how the title stands out and the beautiful colours of the cardstock. Another wonderful scripture!

Debbie-Anne Parent said...

It's simple and beautiful. I absolutely love it! Thank you for incorporating my little printable in such a wonderful page. God bless you :-)

Ira Huberts said...

What a fine looking card this is Nancy, beautiful hymn. It is so true, we all should count our blessings, for despite ordeals that befall upon each and every one of us, we are still so very much blessed! Hugs, Ira xox

Teen Queen said...

What a wonderful card. great song and message. Have a lovely day love.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just wonderful, Nancy. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us again this week. I am grateful to God for you, and thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Tracy said...

I don't think it's to plain at all. I like the shadow cuts and the way you put the sentiment on the tag. Hope all the wedding plans are going well. Hugs!

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Very pretty. I really enjoy how you add the hymn to your inspirational cards. The words are always so wonderful to read and hear. Thanks, Nancy. Lovely work. xx Kathy