Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Before the Throne of God Above

Today I am making another card for Joan's Touch featuring a die, the color black, some sort of embellishment and at least one item that may be purchased at Joan's Gardens. I chose the first verse of one of my all-time favorite Christian songs written by Charitie Lees Bancroft (1841-1923), an Irish American hymn writer who wrote the song, which she called The Advocate, in 1863. The music is by Vikki Cook. Here are the lyrics--so, so very powerful:

The Advocate

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea.
A great High Priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin.
Because the sinless Saviour died
My sinful soul is counted free.
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.

Behold Him there the risen Lamb,
My perfect spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace,
One with Himself I cannot die.
My soul is purchased by His blood,
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ my Saviour and my God!

If you have never heard this song, you can listen to it here.

So, on with the card...

The background paper is actually a picture of a multi-colored scarf made by a friend in Israel. The frame is cut from black, and to bring in more of a bright feeling, I stamped the computer generated sentiment with some yellow ink. The butterfly is sprayed with Krylon Cherry Glitter Mist. A bow is added on the lower left.

Here is the card:

All of these may be purchased at Joan's Gardens:
  • Spellbinders Adorning Squares
  • Frantic Stamper Monarch Butterfly
  • Viva Creme Pearl Pen
  • Bow Easy
I am entering this card also in these challenges ending:

May 20 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #4
May 23 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE
May 25 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
May 26 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Going Buggy UE
May 31 DL Art - AG 1 Entry per Day
May 31 Just Be Creative Crazy AG 1E per Day
May 31 Crafts Galore - AG UE
May 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Jun 08 Deep Ocean Challenges - Wings UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


  1. So glad I found your blog through the Wordartwednesday links. Your card is beautiful, lovely colours and love the bow and butterfly! Thank you for your post about this beautiful hymn. It is one I hadn't heard before and it is wonderful, I will be listening many times today! Look forward to following your blog.

  2. Ginny, what a beautiful songs with such true words. Your card is beautiful and one you will enjoy giving to someone, Great job.
    I love the idea of the scarf too. Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this challenge.

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  5. Ginny, your card is very pretty and inspirational. Your bow is so pretty.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  6. This is a great inspirational card! I love the butterfly! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes #5, Dawn DT Member x

  7. Your project rocks! Thanks for joining us for the ATG challenge at Crafts Galore Challenge. Good luck and I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge!

    La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
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