Friday, 25 October 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #18 - My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

Hello again, my friends!

Wow! Can you believe I'm back already with another Hymn and Scripture page? I bet you haven't even seen the last one yet! With this page I am FINALLY all caught up on this challenge! :o)

This is another beautiful hymn that is one of my very favorites! It is an incredible thing to hear hundreds of voices of believers lifted together in this song...especially when they hit the chorus! You can FEEL the HOPE and the JOY!

The first verse, the chorus, and the third verse go like this:

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand; 
all other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, His covenant, His blood support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.

The Scripture verse I chose is found in Romans 15:4. It says:

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,
so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scripture we might have hope.

If you find yourself feeling discouraged or disheartened by life, get out a Bible and read it. You will find encouragement and receive HOPE!! :o)

Several factors played into the design of this page. First of all is the hymn itself and the message of HOPE.  Secondly, is the fact that October is breast cancer awareness month, and we have all heard the exciting announcement that Jennifer has been declared cancer free. She has been an amazing example of someone living in hope. Then finally, was this sweet Jellypark image that I wanted to add to my page, called "Girl hugging heart." I added the word HOPE to the heart. Then I remembered that Jellypark has a Pinktober challenge going on. That is what inspired my color choice for my page.

I hope you all have a weekend of JOY...and HOPE! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock,
K & Company - Sweet Nectar;
Image: Jellypark - Girl hugging heart,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations Movers & Shapers - Styled Labels, Hope;
Punches: Paper Shaper - Venetian Corner, WRMK Mini 8 - Doily;
Ink: Martha Stewart - Stem Green Pink Geranium;
Flowers: Recollections - Boutique Fleur.

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Linking Up To:

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Here's a lovely video for you to watch with the lyrics included:


Marilyn said...

Nice page Nancy. I like the colours and that little girl image is a cute touch.

Tracey Sabella said...

I just adore your hymn pages and this one is so adorable!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Ira Huberts said...

Such a lovely page to celebrate hope Nancy, love the colours and your design, so pretty! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Tracey Fehr said...

Love your hymn pages Nancy! I usually have your featured hymn running through my head for a day or two after you've posted! Today will be no exception as I love this hymn!

Kelly Neis said...

Oh this one is so girly and pretty! Joyful and it goes with the hymn so perfectly. Thanks for the uplifting hymn today!!
Hugs Kelly

Teen Queen said...

This is a nice page. The image is so cute too. HOPE is a great word.

Embellishments said...

HOPE is the word for me and my family this week, so I enjoyed reading this :-)Lovely page again Nancy and thanks for sharing and spreading the word.
Hugs, Steff

Natalie said...

What a cute image to share with this hymn and Scripture! Doesn't it feel great to be caught up! What a wonderful verse to share, the book of Romans has so many inspirational nuggets for us. Thanks for sharing, you've done a beautiful job on the challenge. God bless!

Gemiel said...

Nancy, you created such a beautiful page with one of my favorite childhood hymns. I always loved when we sang it at church...on Christ the solid rock I stand...this brings back fond memories. Love the Jelly Park image. It's perfect for this hymn. Blessings!

GCgirl said...

What a sweet page! LOVE the hymn/verse...AMEN :-D

Judy said...

Hi Nancy, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet message. Love your spiritual inspiration here... hugs

Cely said...

this is so cute! love the little bunny girl, and your handwriting is fabulous!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a precious page, especially with the adorable Jellypark image featured on it! :)
would have been nice if my news had stayed good, but thankfully God remains true even if times don't. He doesn't fail!
this is such a beautiful song, and you have done such a special job bringing about your message of hope. thank you for thinking of me while you made it! :)

take care and have a most amazing week! :)

inkydoodlecrafts said...

It's beautiful Nancy with such warming words. I really must get some scrapbooking done soon. Love the Jellypark Image choice too. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark friends for our Pink Challenge. Mel :o)

chanya13 said...

Wonderful card!!!

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

This is a wonderful expression of hope, Nancy. Love the hymn. Thanks once again for sharing God's love. We can all experience the hope and salvation that He offers freely. xx Kathryne

Tracy said...

Oh I love the little Jellypark addition. Great hymn although now that I think of it I haven't sung it in a while. There's nothing like the comfort of God and his word....and the encouraging words of a dear friend. Hugs!

Tip Top said...

Great card and fab Jellypark image to use! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Jennifer said...

So True! Precious is the salvation that God gives to those who believe on his son Jesus Christ! Love the little girl and the wonderful doily cut and flowers!

Jonia said...

Just beautiful! Can't wait to get back to this also. I am way behind.

Susan M said...

A wonderful page Nancy ! Such a lovely hymn and you have expressed it beautifully with your page . The image is just perfect ! Love the papers and the wonderful Tim Holtz die! I am catching up this week !!

Geri said...

Oh, my goodness...that little image is so perfect for this page and song! LOVE the pinks and fresh green!!!

Anonymous said...

The little girl image you have on this page is just way too cute...that hat is the best ever!

This is a fun page to reflect on the hymn of hope. Great job my friend.

Congratulations on getting caught up on one of your challenges. I don't know how you keep up with them all. You are one amazing woman!

Love you my friend - Leslie