Amazing Grace - SALT

This week's SALT challenge is

From the hymnbook

take your inspiration from a hymn or song that means a lot for your faith

I'm sure the hymn Amazing Grace is know by a huge proportion of the people in the UK, but sadly they may not truly understand the words and the sentiment behind those words. Apparantly John Newton, who was once involved in the slave trade but on conversion worked hard to abolish slavery, penned the words after God convicted him of his sin and need for him.

Anyway, this is the card... I hope it means something for you, as it does for me, and if you've never stopped to read it through properly, here are the words...

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ’d!

Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

Ingredients: Anna Griffin paper, scallop scissors, MM eyelet setter (to make holes), organza and chiffon ribbon, vintage lace and some cut oout butterflies from decopage paper.


amanda said...

This is one of my favorite hymns as well. It is so true. An excellent choice for this challenge.

Hazel said...

A gorgeous piece of artwork, Ruth - such a reminder of our Lord's amazing grace.

Maggie Ann said...

Oh so beautiful!

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