This spectacular set of hymn prints came into being from the concept of singing hymns before getting prepared to preach in one of our local skilled nursing homes.  After first asking around for ones that were special to several friends and family, it settled in as being a prayer request taken to the Lord during Bible Study.  Over the period of a few weeks, was impressed on by the Holy Spirit to identify hymns which would be TOUGH to pass by without breaking out singing them immediately.

What we find ourselves “gazing upon” is generally what we carry with us to some degree for a few moments, to minutes, to hours or even longer depending on how much time is spent around it.  We have many things in our home that “remind us” of times, places, people and the occasion of either receiving or purchasing that item.  And, of course, there are special places for heirlooms and precious memories represented by this or that – why not have those surrounding us to remind each of us of all the WONDERFUL things that have been “added to our account…” from our ALMIGHTY GOD!

After much research and flipping through my trove of hymnals, there were five that became the core ones, that without hesitation, just burst forth from me at any and all times during the day.  Those hymns are the following:

  • Blessed Be The Name
  • Higher Ground
  • Just Over In The Glory Land
  • Since I Have Been Redeemed
  • The Lily Of The Valley

The desire for these pieces was rooted in preparing a set of five (5) to place in a set of ornate 11×17 frames picked up some time ago to put up over the top of our piano or down the all.  Immediately we thought of our Pastor and his wife, which kick-started the design engine so to speak to make them a bit more fancy and different than the sometimes seen “sheet music” we’ve seen framed.

The concept for this series came from Colossians 3:16 and 17:

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. ”
Colossians 3:16-17 (KJV)

What this project developed into has been just a blessing of so many proportions, places, ways and wonders!  I’ve been singing those songs on a daily basis since…


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