Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #14 - Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Hello, my friends!
I'm finally back with something new for you to look at! It's been busy days around here but I haven't been able to show you anything of my work...yet! 
I'm still a couple of challenges behind with my Hymn and Scripture pages but I'm determined to catch up soon. Can you believe that Patter has chosen three hymns in a row that are my favorites?! I know, right? :o)
Breathe on Me, Breath of God is a beautiful hymn of worship! Doesn't the title just give you goosebumps? It is a hymn of prayer, and here are the words:

Breathe on me, breath of God, 
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love, 
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Until my heart is pure, 
Until with Thee I will one will, 
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, breath of God, 
Blend all my soul with Thine, 
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, breath of God, 
So shall I never die, 
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.


What a beautiful and personal prayer of renewal! The "Breath of God" actually refers to the Spirit of God. It's another special gift that has been given to us to help us live our daily lives in a way that honors the Lord. "Breath of God" evokes a beautiful intimacy, doesn't it? Which is exactly what it is when we are open to the Holy Spirit's guidance. Here is my Scripture verse:


But it is the spirit of a man, the breath of the Almighty,
that gives him understanding. (Job 32:8)

My page was inspired by the third verse. I know it kind of looks like a flower but it's actually supposed to represent flames as in "Glows with Thy fire divine." I tried something new on this piece. I cut this shape out of watercolor paper. I drew the zig zag pattern around it using a white oil pastel which created a wonderful resist. I colored over it with watercolor paints using all the flame colors. I cut out the letters and did a bit of doodling on them, then added the Scripture verse along with a bit more doodling. I also wrote the words of the third verse of the song around the page.  
I'll be back again very soon! In the meantime, I would encourage you to experience the Breath of God in your own life! JOY to you all! :o)



Materials Used:
Papers: Recollection - Cardstock, Watercolor Paper;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles (LG);
Cricut Cartridges: Florals Embellished, Alphabet;
Pens: Micron Pigma Pens;
My Stash: Watercolor Paints, Oil Pastel.

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Here is a traditional and beautiful version of the hymn!


Here is an updated version of this hymn...but very un-hymn-y! lol 
I REALLY like this version! 
For some reason I couldn't upload it but you can find it HERE! Enjoy! :o)



18 comments:

  1. Thank you for the new life I feel! I love coming over and getting refreshed with your scriptures and hymns.
    Hugs Kelly

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  2. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, have a great day hugs Pops x x x

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  3. This was very inspiring Nancy. You have a beautiful way to express your heart for the Lord. Both versions of the hymns are lovely. The newer version sure is rockin'!! Thanks for sharing. It's always a fresh "Breath of God" to visit your Hymn and Scripture post. p.s. Your flames are lovely too! xx Kathryne

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  4. What a gorgeous hymn inspired page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  5. Your art is always SO inspiring, Nancy. I am always blessed by the art you share, and how you allow the Holy Spirit to speak through your art. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us in a way that glorifies our Heavenly Father. Have a great week and GOD BLESS YOU, my friend!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  6. Love the hymn Nancy and the page! ♥ Breathe on me oh Lord! Heavenly! Thank you for you kind words on my mixed media canvas!! xoxoxo
    ~Christina
    PS: I fixed the comments... thanks for letting me know. ♥

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  7. Beautiful Nancy! I love it and love the verse you used. Great job!

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  8. I love thr colour and texture you got on that page. Great work

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  9. How wonderful this looks Nancy, love how you incorporated the hymn. Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  10. The beauty of God's holy fire probably does look as pretty as this flower Nancy. Another wonderful page and lovely hymn. Hugs!

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  11. Wonderful page Nancy! May that be our prayer each day as we seek His face! Psalm 143:8

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  12. What a beautiful depiction of this wonderful hymn. I love the way your coloring technique turned out. the variations of colors remind me of flickering flames. Blessings to you!

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  13. You have really expressed this beautiful hymn wonderfully with your page Nancy. What a wonderful scripture and love the shape representing the flames. The doodling on the letters is a really lovely touch !

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  14. I like the doodling you did on your letters - words. Gives them more of an impact in your piece. The white oil paint you used has left behind some remarkable dot-like stuff. Makes me think the fire is hot :)

    Great image for a Hymn and your personal message is, as always, from your heart.

    Love you my friend - Leslie

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  15. I like the doodling you did on your letters - words. Gives them more of an impact in your piece. The white oil paint you used has left behind some remarkable dot-like stuff. Makes me think the fire is hot :)

    Great image for a Hymn and your personal message is, as always, from your heart.

    Love you my friend - Leslie

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  16. Oh, I'm farther behind than I thought!;) This page is beautiful, and the way you express what the song means to you is as inspiring and uplifting as always! Thank you, my friend, for this little devotional on my busy Friday AM!!!

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  17. Renewal, that seems to be my word recently. Just need to get into that quiet place with just Him and I. Love this hymn too.
    Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
    Sandy
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ Sandy's Paper FunTime ♥

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Your comments are always a joy to me! Thank you for taking the time to leave one!...Nancy :o)