Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #12 - Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Hello, my friends!
*I am off on a little holiday! I have a couple of posts scheduled while I'm away but I won't be doing any blogging until later next week!
This hymn is another beautiful hymn of comfort and encouragement! Yes, it is a definite favorite of mine! The first verse says:

"What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
what a blessedness, what a peace is mine, 
leaning on the ever lasting arms.
Refrain:
Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms."

As I mentioned in another recent Hymn and Scripture Challenge post, there is nothing comparable to the JOY and PEACE we can have from putting our trust and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ! :o)
For my page I printed the hymn music sheet out on white cardstock. I then used my Cricut to cut out all the wording from the printed music sheet. I then used some of the leftovers to punch out some flowers and layer them with pink cardstock. I wrote my Scripture a little bit crooked but decided it was okay. I then used a Christmas stamp set and made little banners that say "peace" and "joy". The Scripture verse is found in Psalm 16:11. It says:

"You have made known to me the path of life; 
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasure at your right hand."

Please remember that the Lord's arms are open wide to each of us...ready for us to lean on! :o)


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Cricut Cartridge: Alphabet;
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fair Isle Pendants
Punches: Assorted flower punches from my stash,
Martha Stewart - Branch;
Stamps: Hampton Art - Joyous Holiday;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Felt Bird: Recollections;
Brads and Pearls: My Stash.

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Linking Up To:


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Here's a fabulous version by Mahalia Jackson



15 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

So beautiful!! Love how you cut the letters from the printed music. What a sweet hymn! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty Nancy, love all those flowers and the note papers...

Marilyn said...

Lovely page Nancy. I like how you've done the letters from music paper and those little flowers are so pretty.

alexandra s.m. said...

a wonderful composition my dear ;-)
Thank You!

Tracey Fehr said...

A beautiful page Nancy! One of my favorite hymns! I know I'll be humming this for a few days now! :)
Tracey

Geri said...

Another beautiful page and another favorite song! I can hear my mom and dad singing it now!!!;) Enjoy your holiday!!!

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Love this hymn! Love how Mahalia sings it! Thanks for sharing it. Your card is lovely Nancy. The hymn music sheet adds a great element to the overall design. Yes, peace and joy, thank You Lord! Hope you're having a nice holiday. xx Kathryne

Kelly Neis said...

Beautifully done! You never forget a detail, thanks for the song.
Hugs Kelly

Jonia said...

Nancy, I am also on vacation and at the airport in Boston headed back to NC. Just saw your beautiful post and beautiful page. Love it and love this hymn. Hope you are having a blast.

Christina Betts said...

Beautiful card Nancy... love the song! ♥

Inkyfingers said...

This is so lovely and it was such a great idea to use the music for the cutting out. You might think your writing was a little crooked but I think your writing is so much better than mine that I would not have noticed!

Tracy said...

I really like the title cut out of the music paper and I'm always a fan of layered punched flowers. Beautiful page Nancy. Hope you're having a wonderful trip. Hugs!

Cely said...

very pretty, nancy!!! love the flowers!

Susan M said...

A beautiful page Nancy and a wonderful scripture! The colours are fabulous and I so like the title and flowers cut from the music paper! The fair isle pendant is so pretty. Thanks for the lovely video too ,a great version.

Sandy Hentzel said...

How pretty! This hymn is one I remember singing as a little girl. Em is right next to me, she wants to know how it goes, lol.
Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
Sandy
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