FORGIVENESS IS BEAUTIFUL (SONG LYRICS)

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Like summer days in winter
Like a spring day in fall
Like desert roses blooming
Forgiveness covers all

Forgiveness is beautiful
It lets the loving flow
Something we must ever do
Of this I surely know

Forgiveness is beautiful
It lets the healing flow
Down into the very depths
Where only faith can go

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So let your heart forgive
It may be hard to do
But with help from above
You’ll find all things made new

Forgiveness is beautiful
Releases all bondage
Ties that once held painfully
Severed from Satan’s rage

Forgiveness is beautiful
Meanders through each life
Allows God’s mercy and grace
To wash clean from all strife

Chorus
So let your heart forgive
It may be hard to do
But with help from above
You’ll find all things made new

Like summer days in winter
Like a spring day in fall
Like desert roses blooming
Forgiveness covers all

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Rescued But Still Needy

Rescued But Still Needy

Maybe many of you know this
But the Lord showed me something today
That even when He draws near us
The troubles may still be in the way

Oh! I know all about walking in fire
And how He lovingly shields us within
But today when I read about Peter
Here lies more treasure for us to win

For you see when He cried out “Lord save me”
The precious Saviour, His hand did reach
But there’s a little word that comes soon after
The word, ‘when’ and oh! how this can teach

For immediately He did rescue him
But it wasn’t until into the boat, they were
That the boisterous seas a-calmed
And the waves with His peace did a-stir

Yes, He comes to you in troubles
And helps you to see them through
So don’t always expect instantaneous release
Just know that He’s holding and protecting you

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water.
And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, Of a truth Thou art the Son of God.”
Matthew 14:25-33 KJV

MY LIFE, IT PIERCED YOUR HEART (A Song of the Cross)

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I stood there at the crossroads
Not knowing which way to turn
Follow the wide, wide road to pleasure
Or step onto the narrow way and of You Jesus, learn

My heart, it beat so loudly
I’m sure the angels could hear
Everyone was moving so quickly
Oh! My soul, make a decision, you have nothing to fear

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And as You hung there
You took a breath for me
You watched me turn away
It was more than I could bear
Deep within Your heart, a tear fell silently
But You knew that one day I would come to understand
How my life, it had pierced Your heart
Oh! How it had pierced Your heart
And sweet love then tore it apart

Nothing to fear on the narrow
Nothing to fear in Your steps
Just follow the light of Your glory
Fall into Your waiting arms and feel the love in its depths

But the wide road looks clearer
I see around the corner
The narrow way is dark and hidden
If I step on, I might not be able to go further

Chorus
And as You hung there
You took a breath for me
You watched me turn away
It was more than I could bear
Deep within Your heart, a tear fell silently
But You knew that one day I would come to understand
How my life, it had pierced Your heart
Oh! How it had pierced Your heart
And sweet love then tore it apart

Then I heard a still small voice
And the Lord, He took my hand
He helped me take my very first step
Along the now lit, flower strewn way to the Promised Land

Chorus
And as You hung there
You took a breath for me
You watched me turn away
It was more than I could bear
Deep within Your heart, a tear fell silently
But You knew that one day I would come to understand
How my life, it had pierced Your heart
Oh! How it had pierced Your heart
And sweet love then tore it apart

And my burdens, they lifted
As the path before me cleared
Now my eyes could beautifully see
And I listened to angelic songs, like I’d never heard

0h! Jesus, my dear Saviour
Thank you for rescuing me
I’m no longer at the world’s crossroads
Life and peace, love and joy have now drawn me eternally

Yes I pierced Your heart
And my back was turned on You
I totally ignored You
As I went about my day
But You breathed Your dying love
Upon me and opened up my heart
Allowing me to receive all things
All things You now impart
And so I thank you
From the bottom of this new, new heart
This heart You’ve washed and comforted
This heart that cries ‘Thou Art’
I cannot ever fathom
Why You would love me so
But I am ever thankful
Oh! Lord, I love you so
I just want You to know
I just want You, want You to know

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

YOU CHOSE ME

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I didn’t think I was good enough
Others had more worth
In my eyes I was second-class
But then You chose me

My ransom price You paid was priceless
I cannot fathom
Why would You want me, love me so
Yet You still chose me

I didn’t wear robes of righteousness
My face, void of joy
But You wrapped me in forgiveness
In love, You chose me

Jesus, in obedience You went
To the ready cross
Took my hand so I could witness
Why You did choose me

And together along Passion Road
At last I felt safe
But You were bowed with my burdens
Because You chose me

Squeezing my hand in love, I looked up
I couldn’t bear it
‘You don’t have to bear it, My child’
By faith you chose Me

To the cross, through the pain, through the night
The night-like hours, yes
I watched You mercifully die
Tears rolled, You chose me

You bore all my sins, past, future, now
To the cross, they nailed
But praise God, You defeated death
So glad I chose You

Jesus, You’re alive, yes, You’re alive
And now, so am I
All because You enabled me
That day to choose You

I no longer bear those sins of mine
Now they’re washed away
In rivers of unending grace
We chose each other

I didn’t think I was good enough
Others had more worth
In my eyes I was second-class
They’re lies, not the truth

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

LOVE DRAWS ME TO THE CROSS (Song Lyrics)

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I’m on my way to the cross
I’m on my way to the cross
The road is paved with trials
Valleys of sorrow, and mountains of strife
But love draws me to, joy draws me to
The cross of the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

I fought, I bought, I was lost
In a world of empty peace
Didn’t know I was so lost
Till I saw where Love had stood

I heard Jesus was coming
By then, He’d opened my eyes
Falling into outstretched arms
I let go, I’m free, now found

Every day the cross calls me
Father is drawing my heart
To abide in His shadow
The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Chorus
I’m on my way to the cross
I’m on my way to the cross
The road is paved with trials
Valleys of sorrow, and mountains of strife
But love draws me to, joy draws me to
The cross of the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

WHEN I SEE JESUS IN YOU (SONG LYRICS)

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Chorus
Anytime I think of your name
Your laugh, your care
The things we share
’Tis hope you bring
When I see Jesus in you

Such a dear, sweet friend
You’ve become to me
I treasure the time we spend together
Whether close, or across the sea

I don’t write the longest letter
Sometimes finding it hard to write
The Lord has placed you in my life
I’m so thankful for the love in you

Chorus
Anytime I think of your name
Your laugh, your care
The things we share
’Tis hope you bring
When I see Jesus in you

Please know I pray for you
For your loved ones
And for any for whom you pray
As I am led
So many of you are hurting
And often, a tear I’ll shed

These lyrics form no order
Since when do emotions
Have to follow any rules
Just know, dear friend
I’m blessed, and feel loved
When I see Jesus in you

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

JUST REST IN WHAT I’VE BROUGHT YOU THROUGH (SONG LYRICS)

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Lord, I’m feeling overwhelmed
So many thoughts confound me
Deliver me as You said You would
Please forgive my unbelief, and me

Chorus
Just rest in what I’ve brought you through
Oh! Child, just rest, you’re free
The burdens I’ve delivered you from
I’ve exchanged, and given you Me

Lord, I still feel the battle
The fire grows hotter each day
So how can I stand much more of this
When I’m empty, nothing left to pray

Chorus
Just rest in what I’ve brought you through
Oh! Child, just rest, you’re free
The burdens I’ve delivered you from
I’ve exchanged and given you Me

Then suddenly I see light
Illuminating my words
It’s not what I am feeling oh no!
They’re lies on wings of wandering birds

I see all that You’ve given
And the depths You’ve drawn me from
At last I understand what You mean
I must rest in our Father’s Kingdom

Many storms have passed me by
You’ve sheltered me completely
I’m sorry Lord, I tend to forget
About them, when a new one I see

Lord, may Your love embrace me
Help me forever let go
Help me rest in all You’ve brought me through
Cradled in peace, I’ll go forth and sow

I’ve struggled to win the fight
Projecting calamity
Living in what might, just might happen
Instead of joying in liberty

Chorus
I’m resting in what You’ve brought me through
As Your child, I rest, I’m free
Burdens now gone, I’m delivered
Believed , received, and in You, I see me

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

JUST LET GO (SONG LYRICS)

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Chorus
Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

Why did it take so long
To really understand
Filled to overflowing
At the touch of My hand

Your heart has been distant
Your heart has grown so cold
Light in your eyes faded
Since you released your hold

Back to the world you went
Ignoring pain, and grief
Pain, grief touching My heart
Searching for quick relief

And why the endless tears
Come back to One who dries
Wipes them all, far away
Forgives all hidden lies

Chorus
Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

Why did you run dear child
You know I love you so
Love’s waiting here for you
Receive it, let it flow

Oh! Daddy, I need you
Sorry I left your side
I saw someone I knew
Their arms were open wide

The storms were just too much
I didn’t let patience
No, have its perfect work
Gave up, joined impatience

So I was left wanting
More, and more of something
Anything to give love
And cause my heart to sing

Chorus
Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

I felt so, so empty
I tried, and tried, and tried
Proved a one-way battle
Without You by my side

I’m coming back to You
You’re all I want, and need
Receiving forgiveness
And in You, I am freed

You’ve paved the way in gold
Lined it with flowers, sweet
And light, shining on it
Leads me to Jesus’ feet

There I’ll stay forever
Love obediently
Receiving my first love
As I am free to be

Chorus
I let go
And Your loving arms caught me
Didn’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love You, oh! I love You

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth