Hymns have been passed down throughout history, some even from the Bible itself, for Christians to sing their praises. Hymnals have become more than just books sitting in pews for Sunday Service though: they have become devotionals, with each hymn tune becoming a text to meditate and reflect on.
The Illuminated Hymnal takes these hymn-based devotions to the artistic world, combining a love for hymnody with a love for creativity. Hum and color along to 42 beautiful hymns from Lutheran Service Book. Spend a moment with Christ, reflecting on the meaning behind a stanza from each included verse.
Each spread is inspired by the symbolism and imagery painted within each hymn's lyrics. Recommended for adults, this coloring book is a keepsake that can be passed down through generations or completed as a family for a group devotional time.
About the Illustrator:
Carolyn Williams graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago with a degree in illustration. After an extensive career as a graphic artist, she decided to pursue her first love and become a full-time freelance illustrator. She enjoys creating bright, whimsical illustrations inspired by nature, the seasons, and her passion for children’s education. Her work can be found in adult coloring books as well as activity books for young children. Originally from Illinois, she now lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children.
Gloria in Excelsis · Offertory · Agnus Dei · Nunc Dimittis · Savior of the Nations, Come · Where Shepherds Lately Knelt · Go Tell It on the Mountain · As with Gladness Men of Old · When I Survey the Wondrous Cross · All Glory, Laud, and Honor · I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table · O Sacred Head, Now Wounded · He’s Risen, He’s Risen · At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing · A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing · Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord · Holy, Holy, Holy · Crown Him with Many Crowns · Beautiful Savior · The Tree of Life · Thy Strong Word · God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It · Chief of Sinners Though I Be · O Lord, We Praise Thee · In Christ There Is No East or West · A Mighty Fortress Is Our God · For All the Saints · Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing · The King of Love My Shepherd Is · Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me · Amazing Grace · What a Friend We Have in Jesus · Take My Life and Let It Be · Great Is Thy Faithfulness · Jesus Shall Reign · Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace · Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I Go · With the Lord Begin Your Task · Abide with Me · Now Thank We All Our God · Today Your Mercy Calls Us · Go, My Children, with My Blessing