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224 views, 2 favourites, 24 May 2012
I used a winter sunset visible from our home in the North-East of England, as a background for this picture, which I have modified digitally.

I have superimposed the text of a beautiful traditional hymn, which has long been one of my favourites, over the picture. I hope that you will find the words inspiring. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a suitable music video, but will embed the link, if I do.

When singing the hymn, the second line of each verse is repeated, but I have not put the repeats in the picture, or it would have given it a cluttered appearance.

Words:William W. Phelps (1792 -1872)
Music: William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)

Supporting Scripture: Luke, 9: 23

“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”


My life is divided between teaching Music and Photography. The instruments I play are organ, piano, clarinet and saxophone. I taught German and Spanish before my retirement, but since I got my digital camera no longer have time for them!

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago

    Awesome creation and words!

  • Thank you, Cheryl. I actually set out to use a different hymn, but, when I opened the hymnbook, this one caught my eye, so I used it instead. Then I had to make another one for the hymn that I had originally intended to use!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacover 3 years ago

    soul warming inspiration
    you’re a wonderful source of encouragement
    peace love happiness and light always

  • Thank you so much, Mary. I have just sent you a BubbleMail.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 3 years ago

    Awesome creation,wonderful words,anna

  • Thank you, Anna. Gone back to your earlier art. Looking forward to your next posting.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful creation and words!

  • Thank you, Ray.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    “God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze
    in the narrow space of a single lane.”

    A beautiful creation!!!! Bill

  • Thank you so much, Bill. Very true!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Karen. I am delighted!!!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully done Kathryn… Shirley

  • Thank you, Shirley.

    – BlueMoonRose

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