“Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!”
–Charles Wesley, 1739
These are the words to the first stanza of one of the most famous Easter hymns. “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” was written by Charles Wesley in 1739, nearly 300 years ago, but those words ring even truer today. That is because the darker and more sinful this world becomes, the more joyous and significant the occasion of His resurrection becomes. Too often, we sing familiar hymns without paying attention to the meaning of the words. That is why I decided to journal this common Easter hymn for today’s process video. I wanted to meditate on and contemplate the power of the lyrics.
I began with a level one process, an easy tag that could serve as a quick Bible or hymnal entry.
Then I proceeded to decorate the background of the page with peach acrylic paint, distress inks and stamped palm fronds. I added stickers and journaling to complete this entry.
I attached the tag with the soft burlap bow onto the opposite page in the hymnal. You can see the entire process on the CR YouTube channel using the link below.
The March Faith Art Box makes for a multitude of beautiful journaling possibilities, so be sure to pick one up if you don’t have it already! Be sure to share your entries with all of us on Instagram or in the Creative Retreat Insiders Facebook Group.