Posted in Christianity, Healing, Love, Promise, Songs

COME BOLDLY (Song Lyrics)

stained glass windows

Dig deeper than you’ve ever dug before
Humbly, let your knees, bring you to the floor
Cry out to God, don’t question, just believe
Everything is possible, child, receive

Chorus
Come boldly, the way is now open
Bring your praises, your love to the throne
Perfect love, will heal all that’s broken
And I’m with you, you’re never alone

We’ll reason together, lay it all down
Let forgiveness flow, I’ll give you a crown
Your mind will be clear, you’ll see Me anew
The prayers of the saints, will sweetly come through

Chorus
Come boldly, the way is now open
Bring your praises, your love to the throne
Perfect love, will heal all that’s broken
And I’m with you, you’re never alone

Remember it’s your life, ultimately
That you are accountable for, mercy
And truth will meet, deliver, reconcile
Come My beloved, come sit for awhile

Bridge
See my hand reaching out for you
There’s no need to be afraid
My Word says, don’t you ever fear
Take my hand, know your debts have been paid

Chorus
Come boldly, the way is now open
Bring your praises, your love to the throne
Perfect love, will heal all that’s broken
And I’m with you, you’re never alone

Dig deeper than you’ve ever dug before
Humbly, let your knees, bring you to the floor
Cry out to God, don’t question, just believe
Everything is possible, child, receive

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Love, Songs, Trials & Blessings

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME (Song Lyrics)

baby child girl

There’s a song in my heart for you, dear Lord
It echoes, and beats, with each brand new day
The melodies flow out differently
But it always has the same thing to say

Chorus
Oh! Thank You, thank You, thank You for loving me
Can I say it again, thank You for loving me, yes me
In the midst of Your love
In the midst of my trials
Your Cross stands a beacon of hope
Your Cross stands a beacon of hope

I thought I knew all there was to know
About love; but I was wrong
’Cause the love I found myself living
Could give joy, or a sad song

Depending on how I was feeling
On how the one I love, felt
Would determine love story’s outcome
Seeing how two hearts could melt

But with You, my wonderful Saviour
You bring permanent fragrance
Your love pours endlessly out for me
And makes this, Your child’s heart, dance

Chorus
Oh! Thank You, thank You, thank You for loving me
Can I say it again, thank You for loving me, yes me
In the midst of Your love
In the midst of my trials
Your Cross stands a beacon of hope
Your Cross stands a beacon of hope

There’s a song in my heart for you, dear Lord
It echoes, and beats, with each brand new day
The melodies flow out differently
But it always has the same thing to say

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Inspiration, Love, The Beauty of Creation, Trials & Blessings

WALKING WITH MY LOVE

flower

Through the dew I see Your face
It reflects the morning sun
The flowers dance
A new romance
And will till the day is done

With each new beckoning light
I’m drawn into the garden
You call my name
My heart’s aflame
With sweet love, and Your pardon

We sit awhile, hand in hand
All burdens, they fly away
Exchanging smiles
Forgetting trials
For now, there’s no need to pray

Come with me, He softly says
I have something, just for you
His eyes glisten
As I listen
And eagerly stand anew

He leads the way, through the trees
I follow, silent behind
Closing my eyes
Sensing the prize
The aroma floods my mind

We’re here, come closer, He says
As loving arms bring me near
Open your heart
Then you will start
To know of My love, My dear

As I stand in awe of Him
I see the still pool glisten
He’s brought me life
Taken my strife
I’m mirroring God’s own Son

Yes, through the green, on to blue
He’s my Shepherd, through and through
Pastures verde
Waters, they see
Beauty’s lyrics, all things new

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Songs, Trials & Blessings

LOOKING THROUGH THE STORM (Song Lyrics)

bench

Just a little while longer
And the grey seas will turn blue
The swirling waters will subside
And you’ll be made brand new

Don’t look behind you, My child
Don’t strain eyes to look ahead
Ride out the present’s wild moments
In strength of all I’ve said

And you’ll find rainbows hiding
Waiting sweetly just for you
When the shadows of yesterday
Are scattered through and through

Chorus
Looking through the storm
I see the sun is shining
The clouds they hurry past
God’s radiance is beaming

Can’t you see He’s reaching out for you
He’s reaching out for you

Don’t think your life’s forgotten
Don’t listen to stale, old lies
You can’t run, and hide forever
Cherishing those goodbyes

Try and surrender your heart
Let go of hurts and regrets
Know you are so loved and wanted
And He, never forgets

So come bow down before Him
He’ll lead your heart safely home
Father doesn’t like long goodbyes
Embrace the love He’s shown

Chorus
Looking through the storm
I see the sun is shining
The clouds they hurry past
God’s radiance is beaming

Can’t you see He’s reaching out for you
He’s reaching out for you

He’s reaching out for you

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Inspiration, Songs, Trials & Blessings

WHOM MY SOUL LOVETH (Song Lyrics)

walking in blizzard
Chorus
I’m looking for Him whom my soul loveth
Have you seen Him
Have you seen Him
I’ve lost sight of which way to go
Open my eyes Lord
Let Your love flow
Let Your love flow

Why art thou cast down my soul
Find your hope, dig deep and see
Just look to the Lord, and live
Without hope, you’ll never be free

I’m wandering and searching
For the peace of my True Love
My eyes, they’d lost His image
Looking back, instead of above

I should, should have been watching
Stepping into safe footprints
Instead, burdens consumed me
I was drawn by loved ones’ imprints

Chorus
I’m looking for Him whom my soul loveth
Have you seen Him
Have you seen Him
I’ve lost sight of which way to go
Open my eyes Lord
Let Your love flow
Let Your love flow

I miss His sweet breath on me
The fragrance of sacrifice
I long to hear His heartbeat
It beats for me, He paid the price

And those secret garden walks
Where He took my hand in His
Oh! Where are You my dear Lord
Come back, because my love’s amiss

Then suddenly I hear Him
I see His beautiful form
He’d opened my eyes, and ears
My blurred vision, he did transform

Bridge
Well, Jesus, You’d been here all along
It was me I’d lost, I’d lost, I’d lost
Lost myself in the world’s confusion
Daily surrounded by delusion
Thank you Lord for finding me
Thank you Lord for setting me free
Yes, You’ve set me free, free, free
Yes, You’ve set me free

The truth is
You found me so I could find You
You found me so I could find You

You found me

So I could find You

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Inspiration, Songs, The Beauty of Creation

TEARS OF MERCY (Song Lyrics)

mirror effect

Looking in the mirror
Who is it that I see
Not always someone beautiful
Staring back at me

And I search for changes
Trying to find the joy
Make myself to smile, masking tears
They fall, drowning joy

Why is it difficult
To see me as You do
The image is so distorted
Please Lord, show me new

Let all the hidden pain
That’s etched so deep within
Rise to the surface, and be gone
Your child will then win

Chorus
Father, let Your tears of mercy cover mine
May they flow through the long-lost hurts, pain, and fears
Flow through valleys, bear much fruit upon the vine
Bringing life to replace my forgotten years
New life to replace all the joy quenching tears

Yes, this child will then win
I’ll see myself clearly
Clothed in Your perfect righteousness
And washed from my sin

I’ll look in the mirror
I’ll see Your reflection
Then I’ll finally see myself
Through Your salvation

My countenance will change
My face, it radiates
Seeing clearly for the first time
Just as Your Word states

That I am forgiven
In Christ I have it all
Through Father’s eyes of love, I see
Me, before the Fall

Chorus
Father, let Your tears of mercy cover mine
May they flow through the long-lost hurts, pain and fears
Flow through valleys, bear much fruit upon the vine
Bringing life to replace my forgotten years
Life to replace all of my forgotten years
New life to replace all the joy quenching tears

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

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

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

Today I repost this, lifting up in particular, all in the devastating Townsville and surrounding area floods. All in the bushfires in Tasmania. All in the North American deep freeze. Those who have lost their homes, their furry friends, their possessions, their livestock, their livelihood, the tireless service men and women … May you be comforted and even though the waters continue to wash away your homes and memories, winds and flames rage, and unimaginable cold makes life so very, very hard, may the peace of the living God overtake and quench the internal messes of fear, desperation, hopelessness. In Jesus precious Name. Amen.

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

silhouette woman tree

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, Hope, Loss, Love, The Beauty of Creation

I AM NOT A BLOB

ultrasound and belly

You didn’t know I was inside
So tiny at first, unseen
Then small changes started happening
And you’d never again be how you’d been

One minute you’d cry, then you’d laugh
Strange things, now so inviting
Beautiful glows appeared on your face
Sometimes the waves would keep you from eating

Please let me tell you a story
My little heart formed quickly
And within the space of a moment
I was becoming somebody, yes, me

And there are many dreams ahead
I’m more precious than a pearl
I love to twirl in this warm, dark lake
You don’t know yet, if I’m a boy, or girl

Every day I hear your heartbeat
Love compounding with each breath
Oh dear Mama, I feel so cherished
Oh dear Papa, you’ve given life, not death

I hear each word of spoken love
I feel so safe, and secure
With each passing day of my new growth
Your gentle lullabies, they reassure

Then one day, everything, it changed
Your tears no longer cried love
Voices vibrated longer, louder
I heard you didn’t want me, no more love

My heart started beating faster
There was nothing I could do
Can’t you see, feel I’m nearly ready
To be placed in your arms, so close to you

Please, please, can someone please help me
My lungs, ready for breathing
And ready to cry with thankfulness
I’m a perfectly formed human being

Mama, you said that you loved me
Your heart was no longer grey
That you’d always wanted a baby
No, don’t do that, take that needle away

I hurt so much Mama, why, why
This pain is unbearable
I no longer want to stay; but leave
The depth of pain is indescribable

I’m going to take my last breath now
And even though I suffered
I will be at peace; but not with you
I pray that forgiveness will be received

I forgive you Mama
I forgive you Papa
And when, through the years
You remember
And through the tears
You’ll shed
Please tell your family and friends
I was never, ever a blob

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

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

GIVE ME A HEART TO LOVE YOU, LORD (A Prayerful Song) … Please listen


GIVE ME A HEART TO LOVE YOU, LORD

Give me a heart to love You, Lord
A heart that will always care
Care when I can’t feel Your presence, Lord
But knows You’re forever there

Give me a heart that can love You, Lord
A heart that without You can’t love
Love when the skies are in darkness, Lord
But knows the sweet blessings above

Give me a heart that is able, Lord
To love You unconditionally
Something I could never do, Lord
Unless Your Spirit’s made His home in me

Oh! Give me a heart to love You, Lord
As only Love’s love can love
Bind it with chords of tenderness, Lord
Lift it heavenward on the wings of the Dove

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Beautiful vocals by Kathleen … http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com/