Monday, 15 July 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #10 - Open My Eyes, That I May See

Happy Monday, my friends!
I am back today with a quick post to share my next Scripture Challenge page! This is another beautiful favorite of mine! Here are the lyrics:

Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me;
place in my hands the wonderful key that shall unclasp and set my free.
Silently now I wait for Thee, ready, my God, Thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!

Open my ears, that I may hear voices of truth though sendest clear;
and while the wavenotes fall on my ear, everything false will disappear.
Silently now I wait for Thee, ready, my God, Thy will to see.
Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!

Open my mouth, and let me bear gladly the warm truth everywhere;
open my heart and let me prepare love with thy children this to share.
Silently now I wait for Thee, ready, my God, Thy will to see.
Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!

Aren't those words beautiful? I based my page on the line that is in bold print. The Scripture verse I used is found in John 8:32. It says:

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!"

There is a special freedom and peace that comes only from knowing the Lord!

My page is very simple...again! Yet I felt nothing else was needed...again! I wish you all a week full of blessings! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Cricut Cartridge - French Manor;
Trim: Hemptique True Hemp - Bright;
Ink: Colorbox - Gold Brocade;
Brads: My Stash.

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Linking Up To:

(As always, Patter has a beautiful devotional!)

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For some reason I couldn't upload this lovely version of the song. I hope you will listen to it HERE.

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I had already finished my page when I heard this fabulous song by Lynda Randle.
It's called I'm free, and here are the lyrics:

So long, I searched for life's meaning
enslaved by the world and my greed.
Then the door of my prison was opened by love, 
for the ransom was paid; I was free!

I'm free from the fear of tomorrow,
I'm free from the guilt of my past.
I've traded my shackles for a glorious song,
I'm free, praise the Lord, free at last!

I am free from the guilt that I carried;
from the dull empty life, I'm set free.
For when I met Jesus, He made me complete.
He forgot the foolish child I used to be.

I'm free from the fear of tomorrow, 
I'm free from the guilt of my past.
Oh! I traded my shackles for a glorious song, 
I'm free, praise the Lord, free at last!

I've traded my shackles for a glorious song!
I'm free, praise the Lord, free at last!

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Here's a video of Lynda Randle singing this song!
Amen! Praise the Lord...we are free!! :o)



Marilyn said...

Really nice Nancy! Simple but elegant and gorgeous! Your handwriting is so neat...

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely wonderful, Nancy! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your post and art with us in our challenge this week. You are such a blessing to me and I thank you for sharing!
Word Art Wednesday

Cely said...

love these! they're so pretty! :) soooooo glad to be back online again!

Embellishments said...

Very nice Nancy and I love the key :-)

Natalie said...

This is delightful, I love the simple truth you've shared on the page. The key is perfect! Blessings!!

Susan M said...

A beautiful post Nancy ! I love your page ! The key and lock elements are so meaningful with the wonderful scripture. And the colours are fabulous. Thanks for posting the video by Lynda Randle , what a wonderful song!

Kelly Neis said...

I love the gold with key and lock, ties into the hymn perfectly. You are so good at that! I love your beautiful handwriting, you are excellent in keeping it nice and uniform. I envy that!
Hugs Kelly

Geri said...

Another favorite, Nancy. When my dad would lead music on Sunday nights, he would always ask for requests...this was right up there with Victory in Jesus and Mansion over the Hilltop! What a great idea to incorporate the lock and key! Such a lovely page!

Jonia said...

Yes, Nancy we did go different, but both are what God had for us at the time. Beautifully done my friend.

Jennifer said...

Incredible Nancy! I just love this hymn and the truth that Jesus Christ is the key to being free from our sin! Great distressing on the key and lock!

Jo Ann said...

This is so beautiful. Love the dark background as it makes all your elements pop. Thanks for blessing us this week with your creation at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs and blessings!


Tracy said...

Totally LOVE the scripture on the key girl. How cool! Another wonderful inspiring layout. :-)

Susi said...

This song had me in tears. Such a beautiful song with a wonderful message. Loved it!

Love your project also! Sorry got distracted by the song. LOL!