Sailors of long ago looked to the heavens to find their way on this earth. Though the seas would churn and the winds would blow, the heavens remained their constant guide. Burning stars above would chart their course across tumultuous seas, which threatened to claim their lives. Beyond the stars sailors spoke of a greater force, which they believed kept them safe and guided them home- this was the divine.
A ‘sojourner’ is a traveler who does not stay long in any one place. Whether we are literally traveling across an open sea or simply making our way through life, we are all sojourners. So, within the center of the compass rose is a ship sailing across high seas- a reminder that life brings waves to crash against our hull and test the strength of our vessel.
Pen and Ink
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"When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul."
Weidmann gently weaves a sea of script back into the context from which it first transpired. In the 1800's, Horatio Spafford's, "It Is Well With My Soul," was penned while crossing the ocean scene where the lives of his four daughters were lost in a tragic shipwreck. These words, heavy with feeling and brilliant with praise and peace, are well-worn into the souls of many as one of the world's most beloved hymns. In the midst of terrible loss and heartache, we can declare, "it is well, it is well with my soul!"
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Following the decorated style of his last hymn of 'It Is Well With My Soul,' Weidmann's latest gallery release brings beautiful imagery to the celebrated Gospel hymn, 'His Eye is On the Sparrow' --Written 113 years ago, the lyrics still grip the hearts of people today.
Originally written by Civilla D. Martin in the early spring of 1905, the lyrics were the outcome of an experience Martin and her husband shared with a crippled couple whom they had formed a deep friendship with. Upon asking where their bright hopefulness came from, despite their limiting physical conditions, they shared their secret in a single line of beauty and simplicity: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me." These words of boundless faith spurred the imagination of Civilla Martin and continue to have a lasting impact on the souls of many to this day.
The calligraphic script of lyrics encircles the Sparrow, perched on a blooming branch to signify the time in which Civilla Martin would have first penned these lyrics in early spring of 1905. As the viewer reads through this hymn, line-by-line, they circumvent this fragile bird, being reminded of His faithful watch over us. Around the nest of lyrics, a floral wreath hails on either side, containing spring-blooming flowers. Among them are daisies, crocus, peonies, tulips, and daffodils: each one chosen for its symbolism of cheerfulness, brightness, compassion, perfect love, rebirth, faith and everlasting life.
The banner in the title represents not only the method in which this hymn was first written, on pen and paper, but signifies a banner of Truth and Protection over the Sparrow -- Does God not wave the same banner over our lives through the scriptures? A banner of promise and faithfulness.
The theme of the song is inspired by the words of David in the Psalms and Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible:
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8, NIV
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26, NIV
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29–31, NIV
Limited Edition 300
Measures 17 inches wide by 23 inches tall.
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