Old hymnals are a great resource for Bible Quilting! Often as we are creating with scripture, we're reminded of a worship song or hymn. Adding some stanzas of favorite hymns are a fun way to add some texture into your Bible Quilt journal.
Chances are you have an old hymnal available through a family member or perhaps your church that has some "retired" ones.
I have several old hymnals from my Mom's stash of piano music. Some of them are falling apart anyway and have a comfortable worn edge that is a touching reminder of how much they've been loved.
The old fonts are nostalgic, too!
Simply tear out a page and adapt the size to fit your journal.
You can use the whole song or a snippet of a stanza that is particularly meaningful to you.
If the page has songs on both sides that you want to use, then copy one side and use your favorite of the two in its original form. (The benefit to copying is that you can also shrink it down to fit on your page if needed.)
Once you've chosen your hymn, then you can harvest some verses to accompany it. Then finish off with some embellishments such as stickers, music notes, or washi tape.
There are so many perspectives of the Christmas story, it's fun to do pages from a variety of viewpoints. Hymns can help capture the wonder from these different perspectives.
Exploring the background of the lyrics can help connect favorite phrases with scriptural foundations. For example, did you know that "Joy to the World" was based on a paraphrase of Psalm 98?
Are you fond of Psalms or other scriptures that have been adapted to worship songs?
Maybe you'd like to capture those verses on some of these musical templates! This Music Trio set is available in two sizes (7 x10 regular Bible Quilt Journal size or 8.5 x 11") to provide you with options for however you decide to incorporate music into your #biblequilting.
If you have a 3-ring binder of your Choir music, you could easily slip these pages into page protectors to place into your binder to remind you of the original Biblical source...or use one as a title for the front of your folder!
What's your favorite Christmas song? Share in the comments section below!