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This image is a team effort in collaboration with the very talented and gracious Rosalie Dale

*The Ninety and Nine.

There were ninety and nine that safely lay

In the shelter of the fold.
But one was out on the hills away,
Far off from the gates of gold.
Away on the mountains wild and bare.
Away from the tender Shepherd’s care.
Away from the tender Shepherd’s care.

“Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety and nine;
Are they not enough for Thee?”
But the Shepherd made answer: “This of Mine
Has wandered away from Me;
And although the road be rough and steep,
I go to the desert to find My sheep,
I go to the desert to find My sheep.”

But none of the ransomed ever knew
How deep were the waters crossed;
Nor how dark was the night the Lord passed through
Ere He found His sheep that was lost.
Out in the desert He heard its cry,
Sick and helpless and ready to die;
Sick and helpless and ready to die.

“Lord, whence are those blood drops all the way
That mark out the mountain’s track?”
“They were shed for one who had gone astray
Ere the Shepherd could bring him back.”
“Lord, whence are Thy hands so rent and torn?”
“They are pierced tonight by many a thorn;
They are pierced tonight by many a thorn.”

And all through the mountains, thunder riven
And up from the rocky steep,
There arose a glad cry to the gate of Heaven,
“Rejoice! I have found My sheep!”
And the angels echoed around the throne,
“Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own!
Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own!”*

I often stand in awe and admire the beauty of God’s Creation. The colours, textures, tones and shapes,especially the way the light falls and reflects, thus revealing things often overlooked, particularly during the grandeur of a sunrise or sunset, or the spectacle of a rainbow.
I really just want to try and capture and share some of what I see as “The Creator’s Handiwork”.

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Comments

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 6 years ago

    well done Phil

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANover 6 years ago

    Nice Collaboration Phil you and Rosalie came up with! You guys can be proud!

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 6 years ago

    Very beautifully done!

  • nannajul
    nannajulover 6 years ago

    Beautiful work both – so much depth to this

  • julie anne  grattan
    julie anne gr...over 6 years ago

    lovely capture and verse

  • budrfli
    budrfliover 6 years ago

    Excellent find and shot, perfect song, one my Mom now sings in heaven !

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 6 years ago

    Lovely work both of you!

  • AmandaWitt
    AmandaWittover 6 years ago

    Great collab!

  • webbie
    webbieover 6 years ago

    Great collaboration Rosalie Dale and Phil Thomson
    Just so beautiful ..both ..it just brings Jesus true feelings for his childern out :)

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

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