I’m excited to announce the release of the first hymnal journal on the market! It’s titled after the hymnal, Blessed Assurance. It’s one that I remember my grandma singing in church, and I loved singing it with her. If you’re looking for the free printable or the giveaway, scroll down.
This Is My Story, This Is My Song is a one-of-a-kind hymnal faith journal that will encourage your expression of faith and creativity! It includes classic hymns, blank journaling pages, traceables, and verses. It’s also very affordable with a price point of less than $10!
Use it as a hymnal art journal, faith journal, or prayer journal. It’s up to you! Document your story, memories, and prayers, or simply journal about your day as you reflect on hymns from the past.
What is a Hymnal Journal?
A hymnal journal is a book that allows you to create and reflect on Scripture through the lens of worship songs. Hymnal journaling can be an act of worship, an alternative way to study the Bible, or a fun way to spend time alone with God. Like most things in Bible journaling, there are no rules. However, I would recommend that you approach the process with purpose and intent. That way, you’ll get the most out of your time.
What’s Inside This Hymnal Journal?
- 17 Classic hymns (includes four different Christmas carols)
- Blank pages are behind each page so that markers and paint can be used without ruining the opposite side.
- 17 Traceable images – Trace them using carbon paper or cut, color, and paste them in your journal.
- 102 Lined journaling pages – Share your story about how the hymnal impacts you, research its origin, find verses of the Bible related to it, or use it in any way you see fit.
- The hymnals that are included are:
- Blessed Assurance
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus
- I Need Thee Every Hour
- Nothing But the Blood
- Rock of Ages
- The Old Rugged Cross
- Come Thou Fount
- In the Garden
- I Hear the Savior Say
- Go Tell It on the Mountain
- Holy Holy Holy
- It is Well With My Soul
- Away in the Manger
- Silent Night
- Joy to the World
- Angels We Have Heard On High
- Joy to the World (Twice because there’s always room for more joy!)
King James Bible Verses Included
You also get 19 verses from the KJV translation to encourage you to lift up your voice and sing praise to our Lord.
Traceable Images Are Included
There are 17 traceable images are included in the back of the hymnal journal. You can color on them or cut them out and trace them onto a hymnal or journal page. Each traceable is blank on the backside so that markers can be used without worrying about the opposite side of the page.
Why two Joy to the World Hymns?
I’ll admit. It’s really odd to have two Joy to the World hymns in the book. I hope you’ll hear me out and read on.
For all of my products, I go through an extensive process of writing, designing, collaborating, illustrating, editing, and then re-editing. I print everything out, test it, and make sure the product is good to go before it leaves my hands. For my books, I purchase multiple author copies to make sure the print looks good and everything as perfect as possible.
When my copies arrived, I ripped open the box and started to flip through the books. They looked great! Then I discovered that there were two Joy to the World hymns included. I was completely embarrassed! My initial “perfectionist” attitude told me to immediately delete the second hymn along with the extra pages and reupload the file. You see, it’s easy for me to change the books I write because I publish them myself. All I need to do is delete the pages and reupload the file. It literally takes minutes.
But…I don’t just delete things in my life for “order” sake. When things appear in my life that I don’t plan, I always ask God why. I prayed and asked God to help me discern whether or not to remove the second Joy to the World hymn. The answer that I received was a peace that washed over me. It felt like comforting warmness in my heart and I believed that I needed to keep it. There needs to be more joy in this world.
Obviously, I’m human so I continued to ponder the thought of deleting the pages from the book. If this was a traditionally published book, I would not get the opportunity to decide. There would be no question, no prayer, no decision. There are so many “human” reasons to take it out. Here are some of them that went through my head:
- It wasn’t my plan and is not “supposed” to be there.
- It’s so easy to fix!
- No one will take your role as an author seriously.
- You will never get a traditional book contract because of this.
- You will get bad reviews.
- Nobody will buy it with a duplicate hymn.
- It’s not perfect.
Keeping the second hymnal could cost me reputation points, future book deals, and customers. The cost is pretty high.
But…here’s the thing. The second Joy hymnal is in there for a reason. I don’t know why. I don’t know who needs to read or sing Joy to the World twice. I don’t know why someone needs extra journaling pages related to this song, but God does! Can I be content with that? Can I trust that God knows what He’s doing? Is it ok that people know that I’m not perfect and make mistakes? The answer is YES. I let it stay because there simply needs to be more joy in this world.
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Puchased it today. So excited ❤❤❤
Thank you so much Sue!!!!
I love that you explained. It shows you care and are willing to be led by God. Thank you.
I can’t wait to get this! Such a beautiful idea Tracie! God has truly given you such an awesome gift and it’s humbling to know that you use it to help others grow in their faith as well! I love all you and Lonny do and I hope that God continues to bless us through you!
Hello, I need this in my life. It sounds wonderful. Plus, $10 is easier to come by for me. Thanks for showing it. I’m homebound and dont get out much. God bless.
Thank you Dianna! I hope you enjoy it.
oh, this looks absolutely amazing!!!! 😀 You are rockin’ the creativity my dear!
Thank you Liliian! You’re always such an encouragement to me. xoxo
Oh how I want one of these!!! It is beautiful and all the hymns listed are favorites of mine and that cover is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your gifts and love of.our Lord with others!!!
Mary Anne DeWitt ❤️
My favorite verse is Is 43: 18-19. Thank you!
I really love this!
Love this!! Thank you so much!!
The book looks very nice and hymns are so nice for a change to journal in.
This is such a wonderful idea!!! I think it’s a wonderful way to begin journaling for those of us who haven’t gotten journaling bibles yet!! Such a fun affordable way to reflect on worship each day!!!
Tracie, Thank the Lord for putting your beautiful soul here to share your gifts with us all!! I LOVE your videos & Blog!! You are the reason I first heard about Bible Journaling & it has helped soooo much with not only my walk with Yahweh but with my life in general! I’m disabled & at home most of the time by myself. Bible Journaling has given me an outlet & a wonderful groups of people to share, create & worship with daily from home! Thank you!! I love the Hymnal & would love to win a copy! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you, my Sister!!
Thank you for the chance to win this, would love it! God bless!
Hymñal Journal looks so great!
May the Lord bless you, abundantly Great initiative.. Thanks
Tracie, you are just so creative !!
Super cute ????????
Love so many of the old hymns!
I would totally love to win the Hymnal Journal. I love the Hymns. I read through this whole blog and can’t wait to get it! The entry asked what my favorite Bible verse is & to comment here on the Blog. My favorite verse is: 2 Corinthians 9:8 CEV ” God can bless you with everything you need, and you will always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others”.
Amazing and talented lady (you). God bless you.
What a wonderful addition to journaling the word. I have a couple of hymnals but haven’t brought myself to journal in them yet. My favorite song from this group is “I need the every hour.”
Would love to win. Your hymnal journal looks beautiful!
Another favorite verse of mine (especially lately) has been Is 58:8 … “Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; The Glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”
Love all you do for us Tracie.
So exciting on your accomplishment for the Hymnal Journal! Way to go Tracie!
this is so beautiful!!
Another favorite verse is Matt 6:33 … “Seek ye first…”
Thank you for the chance to win this journal! It looks amazing!!
Tracie, I can’t wait to order one, it looks lovely and I am so excited to begin my journey in Bible Journaling.
Tracie, thankyou so much for all you do! and thankyou for the freebies that you send with my monthly printing kits!
Another verse I love is Genesis 16:13 where Hagar called the place Jehovah Roi … the God who sees (me).
The Hymnal book looks awesome!! Would love to win one.
This looks great! Can’t wait!
This looks so amazing! Thank you again for the giveaway opportunity!
I love my book it’s awesome I hope I win so I can gift to my sister who lost her only child her son in january.
What a great idea about journaling hymns! I’m kind of new to Bible journaling, so everything new seems so fascinating! You are very creative!
I made more tabs today, found a vintage book at the library for free… I think so much of that video with the junk mail! ????????
TRACY — LOVE THEM ALL! What a Blessing you are!