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PLEASE HUG THEM (My Prayer And Song For All Who Are Going Through Extreme Trials)

I dedicate this precious song to all who are trapped or feel like they are trapped in circumstances beyond their control. Particularly, surrounding the virus atm. I think of any areas of natural disaster, abuse, addictions, hunger, thirst, loneliness, homelessness, unemployment, sickness, loss of loved ones, any situation where you’ve lost all hope …

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PLEASE HUG THEM (for those who are hurting)
Tears are welling up inside
I see so much around me
Turmoil, sadness, unbelief
Too much for this heart to see

Children crying, some dying
Hunger, thirst, poverty
No love given, no love there
Vacant eyes stare distantly

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away

Women lost without their homes
Men despair without income
Families torn, separated
Floods, fires and storms make them numb

Watching death take victory
Among them that are so close
Feeling left behind and worthless
Overwhelmed by each new dose

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away

Bridge
Hug them as they’ve never been hugged before
Hug them till love opens heaven’s door
Hug them till their knees lower to the floor
And with joy they praise and adore

So that is why I cry now
And stand before You broken
Release them from emptiness
Let Love be heard and spoken

All Your creatures are groaning
And nothing can stay the same
Daily there is tragedy
Lord, reveal Your great Name

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away
And take their pain away

Lyrics © 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth (with some changes from original by Kathleen)
Beautifully sung by Kathleen http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Promise, Songs, Trials & Blessings

FAITH WALKS ON (Song Lyrics)

Inspired by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiCtLT-natk

poppies mountain italy

Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

When that mountain rises sharply before you
When that mountain is hidden in dark, thick mist
When it seems as though your mountain is on fire
Stand strong dear brother and dear sister, resist

Resist the temptation to keep on circling
Going round and round looking for health restored
You’ve told that mountain to be no more, no more
So move on, walk on, your faith is on record

Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

I hear you cry, I need help, I can’t move on
This burden’s too great, it has me tightly bound
It’s all I can remember, it’s been so long
Even forgotten I was lost and then found

Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

You can do this, my friend, just take one small step
Turn your ears to hear the voice of your Saviour
He knows your affliction, He knows your sorrows
In His name take that step through the open door

’Cause He’s already defeated every foe
He’s not going to let that mountain defeat you
So stand tall, believe, let your heart beat with His
Just pray, give thanks, and then you’ll walk on anew

Oh! Faith walks on
Sweet faith doesn’t doubt
Faith walks on
Doesn’t keep turning round about
Faith walks on
Can you hear the blessed song
’Cause when faith walks on
You’ll know you’ve been delivered all along
You’ve been delivered all along

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

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HIS LOVE KNOWN

Beautiful words from my dear brother in Christ, Gary …

THE BOOK OF CALLING HOME

HIS LOVE KNOWN

Higher than the heavens

Kindness revealed and now made known

His Love fills, resonates within the human heart and soul

He covers with Messiah’s unshakeable Peace,

My Creator’s Hand of unending Love

The One who “counts the stars and gives names to all of them”;

The unsearchable Greatness of His Father

“Who so loved the world”

And offered His only Son in Sacrificial Covenant

On the Holy Cross of surrender to humility and Eternal Justice

Shown completely in His Life of Love

Every droplet poured out for Earthly generations of sinful mankind!

To begin to be faithful like Him

To eat and drink His Spirit Life given

Hunger and thirst for righteousness a blessing

Oneness experienced in Love and Peace and Truth;

Divine Power of the Holy Spirit consumes, enables

Given to us

That we might live a new life

Foreknown for each one

The Kingdom of…

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FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN (Song Lyrics)

yorkshire dales

Chorus
And as I sing songs of thanksgiving
You breathe joy into all I’m living
You’ve taken my sins, all forgiving
My life in Yours Jesus, believing
I’m falling in love again

So many trials You’ve brought me through
So many I’m unaware
Of ways in which Your providence
Brings sweet endings which we share

And I’m falling in love again
With the Word who made me whole
Draw me into Your waiting arms
Heal me spirit, body, soul

Chorus
And as I sing songs of thanksgiving
You breathe joy into all I’m living
You’ve taken my sins, all forgiving
My life in Yours Jesus, believing
I’m falling in love again

Walk with me, talk with me, and stay
Always, be close by my side
Tell me of wondrous things You’ve done
Reveal this place I can hide

Lead me beside the still waters
Where all turmoil drifts away
Make me lay down in pastures green
Open my blind eyes this day

Chorus
And as I sing songs of thanksgiving
You breathe joy into all I’m living
You’ve taken my sins, all forgiving
My life in Yours Jesus, believing
I’m falling in love again

And I’m falling in love again
I feel Your arms around me
I hear Your still voice, so gentle
Lifting me so I can see

O Jesus, You didn’t have to
Hang on the cross that dark day
Die for me, take away my sin
But it was the only way

And forever, I’ll be thankful
That Jesus, You chose to stay
That Jesus, You chose to stay

© 2018 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Songs, Trials & Blessings

THE SHEEP OF YOUR PASTURE (Song Lyrics)

sheep sheep face face

You draw us into the heart of love
From a life of darkness, void of love
We hear a gentle whisper, a call
Finding ourselves face to face, we fall

Fall into life, never before breathed
Our restless hearts are no longer grieved
Hope arises, salvation is birthed
Moving through Spirit from cursed to blessed

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

A moment in time, already planned
Something so wonderful, something grand
You spoke, a new creature came alive
And then joy sprung forth, joy to revive

A journey begins, a babe in Christ
We learn of a pure Lamb sacrificed
Each day brings us a revelation
As we read Your Word, jubilation

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

Then come storms and trials, we question
Where we dwell in Your resurrection
Digging deeper Your light shines upon
You then show us that we have been won

And because of Jesus, we are safe
To live as good wheat, no longer chaff
All has been placed lovingly inside
Wholeness, healing, forgiveness inside

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

‘So we Thy people and sheep of Thy pasture will give Thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth Thy praise to all generations’. Psalm 79:13

 

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Songs

WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THIS WORLD (Song Lyrics)

tree in fog at night

We are the light of this world
So why do we try and hide
We’re either followers of Jesus
Or being driven by the one who lied

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

We are the light of this world
In the True Vine we abide
Bringing forth truth, and fruit in season
Witnessing boldly with Him by our side

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

We are the light of this world
Because of the One who died
Lit from within, and cleansed from all sin
It is finished … It is finished, He cried

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Trials & Blessings

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE, DEAR FRIEND

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In this changing time of uncertainty
In these ever-changing days
Where do you seek your peace, oh!
Are you trusting in your own ways?

Do days seem longer, more hours to fill
Is the night even darker
Have you lost your closest love
Do you struggle, growing weaker

Food and essentials flying off the shelves
Told to stay at home and rest
Social distancing for all
The new feeling close that is best

Every country suffering differently
Still, everyone affected
Jobs lost, households torn apart
Some families reunited

Beaches and shopping centres, so much closed
The sun still shines, the waves crash
Online sales go through the roof
Endless wipes go out with the trash

Where do we go from here, dear friend
Where do we go from here
Will the air ever clear, dear friend
Will the air ever clear
What will we do when it’s over, dear friend
What will we do when it’s over
Will it ever be the same
Will it go back to normal
Sane
Will it ever go back to sane
Can you tell me
Do I really want to know
Will we ever know the same
No, I don’t think so

Longest queues ever for aid and supplies
And some don’t see eye to eye
Yet some seem unfazed, no fear
Why, have you ever wondered why

Homes are stockpiled, where shall we store it all
Will we use everything
Hearts are breaking and broken
Tears they flow, it’s so hard to sing

The streets echo their stillness, vacancy
No-one sees flashing neons
The air is so much purer
Snow-capped range no more illusions

Out of this deep sadness will come beauty
Somehow, somewhere, yes, some time
Dear friend, look up, see the truth
And take heart, through this uphill climb

One day when this is all over, look back
See how strong you have become
Know you are being held close
With help from above, you have won

Where do we go from here, dear friend
Where do we go from here
Will the air ever clear, dear friend
Will the air ever clear
What will we do when it’s over, dear friend
What will we do when it’s over
Will it ever be the same
Will it go back to normal
Sane
Will it ever go back to sane
Can you tell me
Do I really want to know
Will we ever know the same
No, I don’t think so

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth 

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Love

THE PRICE OF LOVE

the first communion holidays

Love’s price, no, we cannot comprehend
How much our Father loved us to send
Son Jesus, it hurt, He hid His face
Suffering sent, to die in our place

Before His death, Hosannas rang forth
Palm leaves were laid, as He headed north
Footsteps leading to both pain and joy
Passed through angelic voice to destroy

Some loved Him from overflowing hearts
Others despised Him, spoke fiery darts
Forward He went, with you on His mind
Came obediently, others to find

Till, at the appointed time, He was
With presence of His disciples ‘twas
At Bethany, a dear woman there
Drew close to pour ointment on His hair

And she poured pure sweetness on His head
Costly ointment on Him, she did shed
And the Lord knew the love in her heart
A place in His story did impart

Oh Lord! Help us to fragrance our lives
With the droplets fallen from your sides
Wash away all that is in darkness
And Your Power, Love, Sound Mind harness

We are so blessed to know only You
Covered in safety, not what is due
You’ve given so much, for us, no cost
Life, forgiveness, since Your blood was lost

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Promise

FOREVER I SAY I DO (Song Lyrics)

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Well, I’m standing at the end of the road
I’ve done all I can do
The Lord has brought me here thus far
It’s time to say I do

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

And I’ll keep my blessed eyes steadfast on You
Turn not to left or right
You are the only way, ’tis true
You’re with me in this fight

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

And I’ll keep my blessed ears tuned to Your word
’Cause faith comes by hearing
O remove all that hinders me
Keep me dancing, singing

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

O Jesus, I cannot thank You enough
For life’s eternal rope
And I am blessed, so very blessed
Yes, blessed beyond all hope

You saved me
Healed me
Loved me
Forever I say I do
I do
Forever I say I do

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Love, Songs, Trials & Blessings

YOU FOUND ME BY THE WELL OF DESPAIR … Kathleen and My New Song

plant growing in desert

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

Sometimes You lovingly lead us
Away from all things that we know
Take us to places far away
You lead us, a new life to show

We think it’s for us, this leading
To lift us from adversity
But we reach the destination
And sense loss of security

And then You bring a hurting one
They meet us by the water’s edge
And all that You’ve ever shown us
Flows, and washes away pain’s hedge

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

We cry oh! Lord, why is this so
We’re struggling, we need help as well
Now there’s more brokenness to heal
But that’s when You say, ‘All is well’

I’ve already lifted you out
Out of the dark well of despair
Your purging is done, you are free
’Tis for them that I bought you here

And I will come, deliver them
Bring forth life from the seeds you’ve sown
And in your sweet obedience
Richer days, I will walk you home

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

© 2017 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Lyrics Liana Wendy Howarth

Beautiful, healing voice and recording, Kathleen http://www.Kathleensfaithwalk.com

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Poems, Songs, Trials & Blessings

TAKE OFF THAT CLOAK OF FEAR (Song Lyrics)

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Are you wearing a cloak of fear
The one that binds you to itself
Replace it with the cloak of peace
And feel the freedom for yourself

For God has not given to you
Fearful spirits of any kind
But in sweetest mercy, He gives
Spirits of power, love, sound mind

Chorus
Use the word of God
His infallible Sword
To cut yourself free
Throw it off
Throw it off
It doesn’t belong
To a child of God
To a child of God like thee
Like thee
To a child of God like thee

So stand on His word, don’t let go
Drink life offered, amazing grace
Lay on green pastures by still stream
Soon you’ll see the smile on His face

Cling to the Solid Rock so firm
Witness through the storms that will come
Waves of fear will try to destroy
And leave you feeling oh! so numb

Chorus
Use the word of God
His infallible Sword
To cut yourself free
Throw it off
Throw it off
It doesn’t belong
To a child of God
To a child of God like thee
Like thee
To a child of God like thee

Believe His promises always
He will never leave or forsake
He gave His all at Calvary
So you, His gifts of grace could take

So throw off that dark cloak of fear
Open wide your arms, lift them high
Be clothed in peace, not worldly peace
And on wings of peace you will fly

Bridge
No more burden, no more pain
No more feeling burden’s shame
Let His warming love embrace
Breathe in freedom’s perfect place
Just take off that cloak of fear
Throw away that cloak of fear

Chorus
Use the word of God
His infallible Sword
To cut yourself free
Throw it off
Throw it off
It doesn’t belong
To a child of God
To a child of God like thee
Like thee
To a child of God like thee

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.