I've been so busy staying ahead with my DT work that I have fallen behind on my Hymn and Scripture pages. I'm not happy about that...so you can expect to see the next ones very soon!
Today's hymn is one of my FAVORITE hymns!! Yes, I always say "favorite" but when I capitalize it I REALLY mean it! lol
My page is very simple. I did consider embellishing it but decided that would interfere with the message it holds. I used my Music Notes wheel stamp over a piece of kraft paper. I printed out this fabulous Map Of Canada image that Pamela had over at Free Vintage Digital Stamps. I cut it down and punched it with my new doily punch - it represents the world. The title is cut out with my Cricut. I cut out the scalloped circle and wrote my chosen Scripture verses on it. I then backed that with a plain black circle. I added some word strips in the bottom corners. These are taken from the final verse of the hymn, which is the verse that inspired my page. It says:
"This is my Father's world, O let me ne'er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father's world, why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King! Let heaven ring! God reigns! Let earth be glad!"Isn't that fabulous? I think we should all sing this every time we watch the news! We all know the terrible devastation that is going on all around the world these days; fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods. The list could just go on and on! What an incredible comfort to know that God is still the Ruler, it is HIS world...and He reigns!! Why should our hearts be sad? Can you imagine the sound of heaven ringing? This leads me to the Scripture verses I used on my page. Psalm 98:8-9 says:
"Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord, for He comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity."Okay, so put it all together and let's imagine that incredible sound. We've got heaven ringing, the rivers clapping their hands, and the mountains singing together for joy! Hokey Dinah...I'm ready to hear that!! Please don't let your hearts be sad by what goes on in this world. God is good...and God RULES! :o)
Papers: Recollections - Carstock;
Stamp: Stampin' Up Music Notes Wheel;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede;
Punch: WRMK Mini 8 Punch - Doily;
Cricut Cartridge: Alphabet;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles (LG),
Classic Scalloped Circles (LG).
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Linking Up To:
(As always, Patter has a beautiful devotional)
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Here is Amy Grant singing this hymn.
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