BY FAITH, I’LL CARRY ON (A Song of Encouragement)

BY FAITH, I'LL CARRY ON

Sheltering in the shadow of His everlasting arms
I may feel defeated
But by faith I’ll carry on
‘Cause Jesus is alive and living
Way, way, way up yonder
And He’s sent the sweet, sweet Comforter
So with peace our hearts rest and ponder
No longer in the darkness do we wander

Oh! Jesus, Jesus, why did You love us so
The pain, the shame, the tears you wept
Could never fill our blunder
But to the cross, I believe the angels led
And washed the path before You
With promise of sweet victory
Amidst the blood-soaked flowers blue
And overflowing joy filled a heart so true

Chorus
Oh! I’m sheltering in the shadows of His everlasting arms
I may feel defeated
But by faith I’ll carry on
Yes by faith, I’ll carry on

You spread Your arms and encased the world
All sin was laid upon You
And even though the cross, it held You there
Your heart crushed and shed nothing belonging
Oh! Dear Carpenter, the wounds were deep
Your anguish reached the heavens
Releasing love back to those who weep
Those who the darkness can no longer keep

Chorus
Oh! I’m sheltering in the shadows of His everlasting arms
I may feel defeated
But by faith I’ll carry on
Yes by faith, I’ll carry on

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

22 thoughts on “BY FAITH, I’LL CARRY ON (A Song of Encouragement)”

    1. Sometimes I believe that the Lord pens His love and answers to our prayers through us. Yes, they are for the comfort of others; but how many times have we (as poets/writers/bloggers etc) reread ‘our’ posts and been ministered unto at just the perfect moment? (and we read them as if someone else had written it for us!) … Or am I the only one who feels like this? God is so good and His mercies are new every day. Every day He paints a fresh rainbow upon all that He has given us and even though the tears may still fall, they are cleansed with the beautiful colours of heaven’s healing palette. Thank you Anita xxx Felt to use this as today’s post 🙂 …

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      1. No, you aren’t the only one 🙂 and your post really encouraged me today, so thank you.

        I believe that God uses our past, our stories, the things He places on our heart, in so many ways; even for things we aren’t aware of. As we write we share our relationship with our Maker, and the journey we are on into His arms of love, they aren’t one time posts are they? It’s amazing isn’t it. I am so thankful for those fresh rainbows and God’s healing touch. xxx

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      1. ” and Lord, thank you for the encouragement You show us all around. Thank you for Your body, the church, which is so evident in people, like Liana. Bless her in her efforts and work for You. Open doors of opportunities in her life, for Your glory!”

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