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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

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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

HIDE ME IN THE PASTURE OF YOUR LOVE (A Song for Those Who Have Lost Their Way)

Of all that the Lord has given me to place before you, this has to be one of my favourites. I pray that it will bless you sweetly and speak to the very depths of your heart. He is our Shepherd. We are the sheep of His pasture and He loves us more than we can ever know.

To those who don’t know Him, please don’t wait another day to receive His gift of salvation and eternal life. To those who are wandering, seeking fulfillment, peace and happiness along your own path, don’t wait another day to hearken unto His call. Come unto Him. Now. He’s calling your name. Cry out, audibly or silently from a broken heart and He will answer. There is nothing to be afraid of. Let go. Let God. Your life will never be the same.

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HIDE ME IN THE PASTURE OF YOUR LOVE
I’m just a little lamb Lord
Who’s lost its lonesome way
I’m just a little lamb Lord
Went out in the world to play

Chorus
So I come before You now Lord
In the pasture of Your love
Hide me in Your arms Lord
Hide me in the pasture of Your love

My heart is beating fast Lord
There’s danger all around
I’m just a little lamb Lord
Bleating desperately to be found

Chorus
So I come before You now Lord
In the pasture of Your love
Hide me in Your arms Lord
Hide me in the pasture of Your love

Strayed once too often, now all alone
In fields, uncertain and oh! so cold
I’m just a little lamb Lord
Forgive me and bring me into Your fold

Chorus
So I come before You now Lord
In the pasture of Your love
Hide me in Your arms Lord
Hide me in the pasture of Your love

I see You now Lord, Your arms are open wide
And tenderly You lift me
This little lamb’s now by Your side
I’m just a little lamb Lord
A little lamb, now with a peaceful heart
I’m just a little lamb Lord
Now safe knowing we’ll never be apart

Chorus
Oh! I stand before You now Lord
In the pasture of Your love
You’ve hidden me in Your arms Lord
I’m hidden in the pasture of Your love

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

I Wait and Wait … and Wait

Waiting for an Answer

I wait.

For an answer.

To prayer.

The path before me divides.

Which path to take?

I have lifted the need in prayer.

I could go forward.

But I will sit.

And wait.

And trust.

A door will be opened.

In His time.

In His time only.

Just trust.

So I wait.

But Lord ….

I need the answer now.

I don’t have the time to wait.

Something has to be done now!

But still I sit.

And wait.

And wait.

Then one day  ….

A different solution arrives.

It’s easier.

It answers my problem.

And I didn’t have to do a thing.

Just trust.

And wait.

And not take the problem out of His hands.

It’s done!

All I did was wait.

And watch.

And believe.

And wait.

An answer always comes.

And its always the best for me.

Because He loves me.

And I love Him.

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From “Fragrance from the Spring”

WAITING

“Wait on the Lord

Again I say wait.

In Christ, we find patience

To wait on the Lord

 

Onward Christian soldier

Nearer to Him we be

 

Tell the brokenhearted

He died for you and me

Ever faithful, everlasting

 

Lord, in Your radiance we live

On Your promises we believe

Render to each a measure of faith

Dearly beloved, a treasure to Thee”

 

It’s Raining His Tears

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It’s raining
I hear His small, still voice
I’m crying for my nations
I’m crying, it’s My choice

I’m crying, you won’t listen
I’m crying, you’ve left My side
I’m crying, no one seems to care
Look, My arms are open wide

These tears are shed for many
The lost, the sick, those in pain
The rain, it is getting heavier
Don’t let My love, My love, wane

The rainbow has been hidden
These tears, I cry for you
I’m crying to cleanse all who are dying
I’m crying, let Me wash you anew

The falling drops, they lessen
But My tears will continue to fall
Fall until you grasp these words
Don’t hide your heart behind fear’s wall

Let these tears, let them take away
All that is holding you back
May they bring fresh love, peace and sweet joy
And in Me, fulfill all you lack

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

YOU MEAN MORE TO ME THAN MOTHER’S DAY (A Song for Anyone with a Sweet Mother’s Heart)

YOU MEAN MORE TO ME THAN MOTHERS DAY

O the sweetness of those words
You mean more to me than Mother’s Day
Touches deep, releases joy
Something only a dearest child could say

Chorus
Sometimes distance has its way
Sometimes others have their say
But still, my love survives in May
‘Cause you mean more to me than Mother’s Day
Yes, you mean more to me than Mother’s Day

Brings with them, sweet butterflies
Of fleeting memories from yesteryear
Interspersed with cherished love
Can sense their closeness, even if not near

Chorus
Sometimes distance has its way
Sometimes others have their say
But still, my love survives in May
‘Cause you mean more to me than Mother’s Day
Yes, you mean more to me than Mother’s Day

Brings a bouquet of sweet intent
And hugs that reach to eternity
Thankfulness for heaven’s gift
Preciousness with a face that’s so pretty

O may I feel your arms surround me
May I feel your breath upon me
May I feel your love towards me
Sweet child, sweet child, of mine

Chorus
Sometimes distance has its way
Sometimes others have their say
But still, my love survives in May
‘Cause you mean more to me than Mother’s Day
Yes, you mean more to me than Mother’s Day

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

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AND NOW A PRAYER FOR ANYONE WITH A SWEET MOTHER’S HEART

YOU MEAN MORE TO ME THAN MOTHERS DAY (2)

Dearest Heavenly Father
I come before You to lift every Mother unto You
And even though Mother’s Day is a wordly affair
And every day should be Mother’s Day in a child’s heart
You are love
You know our need for love
So I lift all Mothers unto You
All who have never been Mothers
Yet have a Mothering heart
All who are with child at this very moment
But are on the verge of terminating that life
All who are with child at this very moment
But are fearful of losing that life
Due to complications, accidents, medications
All who have lost a child
All who have lost children
Whether miscarried
Stillborn
As an infant
A toddler
Child
Young teen
Teenager
Young adult
An adult
… to silence
All who have a Mothering heart
And through silent tears
Are unable to have children
But Lord
But with God
Nothing is impossible
All who are awaiting the news
Of a missing child
Desperate for news
Hoping, praying
That they will be returned
Safely into their nuturing arms
All who are unable to spend
Mother’s Day together
Due to distance
Sickness
Disagreements
Anger
Hurt
Pride
And any other Mother who due
To no fault of their own
Is just unable to share
This precious day
As is every day
Together
All Mothers who have lost their Mothers
As a child
And never knew them
As an adult
The grief is the same
Anyone who has lost their Mother
Those whose heart is breaking
Because their Mother is so sick
Fear worrying how they will cope without them
O Lord
O Lord
Please also bless those spending
Today together
May they be aware of the gift they have
May Your love abound
May Your love abound
Shed Your love abroad
May it enter deep within all hearts
Unto You Lord
Unto You Lord
Precious Lord
In Jesus Name I pray
Amen

© 2014 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

IN THE HEALING NAME OF JESUS

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In the healing name of Jesus
I declare that you are loved and free
I declare that all has been given
Crowned and set in godly liberty

Your sins are forgiven
Your fears, cast out and drowned
All pain He has taken
You are now safe and sound

In the healing name of Jesus
I declare that you’re a child of God
I declare that you’re not forsaken
That He goes before you’ve even trod

Sickness, it’s no longer yours
Don’t claim it
Don’t say it’s my sickness
Don’t take ownership of it
It’s not yours
Jesus took it all upon Him
And by His stripes you are healed

But my body, it hurts
My mind confuses me
How can you say I’m healed
When healing I can’t see

I’m so tired, I’m so weak
But He says you are strong
So why don’t I feel strong
Do you know you belong

Do you believe you’re loved
Do you believe you’re saved
Do you believe He died
That your sins have been waived

His word is ever true
He is true to His word
His word is true in you
And Jesus is that Word

In the healing name of Jesus
I declare it by Isaiah’s words
I declare it by Peter’s statement
By listening, and what I have heard

That what God said is true
The stripes of Jesus heal
Nothing impossible
Truth revealed in His will

Oh Lord, open their eyes
Oh Lord, open their ears
Open locked prison doors
Dry all their hidden tears

You’re healed my dear sisters
You’re healed my dear brothers
Declare ‘It is finished’
Love God, self, others
Believe Him totally
Nothing more He can do
Miracles, call them forth
He’s done it all for you

There’s power in your tongue
Speak life, speak life, not death
Praise Him daily, worship
He’s given you new breath

Healed, healed, whole and free
Jesus has given you the victory
Say, you’re healed, whole, and free
Even if you don’t see it yet
You have the victory
Sing in that victory

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

Isaiah 53:5 ” But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.”

1 Peter 2:24 “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

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

He Lives, We Die

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The stone which hid, is rolled away
Jesus has risen; we are watching, swaying, and cry
Help us comprehend, dear Lord
He lives, the price, beyond our means was paid

He lives, hallelujah, we live
And because He lives, so must we die
Die to self, it’s our turn now
But all glory, He has blessed us to live in Christ

Surrender all your right to self
Grind emotions, thoughts and plans prepared
Let your Saviour’s power prevail in you
A new creation, tears and repentance succeed

Standing in the power of His mighty, precious Son
Escape the hold of earthly things
And acquaintances that beckon forth
Listen for that soft, small voice in turmoil that unfolds

Jesus calls us, gently leads us
We have no right or hold on the old life
And just as a flower bursts forth with sweet newness
In pain and anguish, we are pushed out of hardness

Thank you for a life refreshed
Thank you for a life eternal
Thank you that You died, without surrender
We sing praises to our ever-loving Father

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

His Death, Our Life

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Pierced by hatred
Pierced by thorns
Crowned with pain
He died for all

Unrelenting agony
Suffered He for us
Torn, jagged flesh
Whipped with cruel bone

Life, it left Him
Emptying, abandoning
Covering every sin upon Him
Crimson, yet spotless, He bled for me

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
In bondage to those nails
A prisoner; but free
Fulfilling the will of the Father

May we never cease to cherish
That cherished moment
When He cried, “It is finished”
Glory to God in Heaven, forever shall be

CLOSER TO THE CROSS (Song Lyrics)

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I had trouble separating the verses on this post, so please read it, chorus and verse in sections of four lines each.

Chorus

And He drew closer to the Cross

Each footstep bringing many more to glory

Heaven had paid the cost in eternity past

This is His beautiful story

What is love, Who is love

This wondrous thing called love

No-one can ever comprehend

The depths of our dear Father’s love

Love was, and is, will come

Love walked the earth, so pure

And he healed wherever He went

Infusing the sick with His cure

Breaking down our strongholds

Releasing all our fears

Piercing every form of darkness

Capturing our repentant tears

Chorus

And He drew closer to the Cross

Each footstep bringing many more to glory

Heaven had paid the cost in eternity past

This is His beautiful story

Eyes beholding beauty

Ears embrace melody

I saw Him as He staggered past

All man, all God, all dignity

His voice, all powerful

Yet silent as the sun

Burning with words of Love Divine

Victory over death is won

And our hearts, they entwined

For I was one He called

I had heard of His salvation

I am redeemed, healed and restored

Chorus

And He drew closer to the Cross

Each footstep bringing many more to glory

Heaven had paid the cost in eternity past

This is His beautiful story

© 2022 Liana Wendy Howarth