Sunday, January 13, 2013


Last year I started following the Hymn and Scripture Challenge over at Triple the Scraps.  Even though I was able to keep up with the study part of the challenge, I quickly discovered that there was no way I could keep up with the creative part.  Not that there was too much to do, rather that I just had too many other projects on my plate!  So here I am again - a new year and hoping to be able to keep up with BOTH this time :)  I've decided to work the creative part of the challenge into my art journal (also a new thing for me this year), so hopefully I'll have some pages to share with you from that as we go through the year.

The first hymn for the new year is Lift High The Cross.  I love this traditional old hymn.  To learn more about the composer and the history of the song as well as Patter's wonderful study, check out Triple the Scraps.

After reading Patter's write up and contemplating what she had written, I focused on the refrain of the hymn for my page.
Lift high the cross
The love of Christ proclaim,
Till all the world
Adore His sacred name.
As a musician, I'd always rather sing or make music than speak.  Music speaks to me and to pretty much everyone on a level that is almost subconscious.  One of my favorite verses is Psalm 108:1 - "I will sing and make music with all my soul."  I was reminded of this again when I was reading Patter's introduction to this year's challenge and she mentioned the song "Until the Whole World Hears" from Casting CrownsThis hymn says the same thing - "Till all the world adore His sacred name."



  1. Wow, Cheryl, you are fast!! :) This is awesome! Love all of the layering and that you will do this in an art journal. How fun! Glad to have you joining in on the "art" part again. Have a blessed week ahead!

  2. Your art journaling is awesome! I really like how happy it feels.

  3. Hello Cheryl and hope you are doing well! What a beautiful journal page. Hope to see more and more of them.

  4. fun, nice to meet you, Cheryl. I really like your collage style for this and the white washed layer over the hymn.


  5. Beautiful page, Cheryl! I look forward to seeing much more!...Nancy :o)


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