HE IS IN THE DELAYS (Song Lyrics)

seagulls waiting for fog to lift
Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

He’s in the delays when you’re hurt
He’s in the delays when you’re sad
He’s in the delays of waiting
Waiting for your heart to be glad

Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

He’s in the delays of sorrow
He’s in the delays of love lost
He’s in the delays of silence
Silence when your tears are like frost

Bridge
Faith’s tune will never leave you
Faith’s tune will pour in new strength
Faith’s tune wraps your heart in love
God’s love with height, depth and length

And Winter covers His footsteps
But don’t give up, You’ll find Him there
Soon Spring will melt every trial
And blossoms will fragrance the air

Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

A Time to Sing, A Time to Dance: Song Lyrics of Love, Hope and Encouragement (my new book)

A TIME TO SING, A TIME TO DANCE: Song Lyrics of Love, Hope and Encouragement – Howarth, Liana Wendy | 9798536081938 | Amazon.com.au | Books

A compilation of some of my song lyrics … more to come 🙂 The cover is a section of a painting I did inspired by a beautiful photo taken by Kate of http://www.quinceandmulberrystudios.com.au of our youngest daughter’s engagement a few years ago.

Words of Comfort …

DAILY HUGS FOR THOSE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS


Sometimes the gentle breeze of the morning holds the sweet melody of blessings on the way
We have no idea what the day will hold; but if we let that breeze wash over us, our trials will be softened
‘Cause little butterflies of hope will stay with us
Little butterflies trapped within the songs released

Sometimes the one giving the hugs will be the one needing a hug

When you feel the same day after day after day and symptoms just won’t let up …. smile, ’cause you could feel much worse

Look through your tears and see the rainbow … there is always something you can be thankful for

“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”

When you feel like your life is a blank canvas compared to those who surround you, always remember that there is Someone who can beautifully take the “im” out of impossible and make all things possible, Someone who can paint the most glorious life story and place you in the starring role.

DAILY HUGS FOR THOSE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS


Try not to be offended or too upset when receiving comments or bearing frustrations from those who just don’t understand. They may be your loved ones, friends or a passersby, their words may hurt and hurt deep; but they really cannot understand unless they’ve been through it themselves or are in the midst of it … I know it’s not easy

‘Tis only when in the valley of illness that the mountain seems insurmountable
‘Tis only when you take that first step toward it, that it will loom so much larger
‘Tis only when you begin to climb and take control (don’t give up) that what rises before you, diminishes
‘Tis only when you reach the top
that hope rejoices,
pain is captured,
you’re no longer captive to the suffering
and
you’ll finally realize how far you have come
May you be strengthened to be able to take that first step …
(please know that by ‘step’ I mean leap of faith and not physically stepping … I understand that many of you with chronic, invisible illness are unable to walk or do so with much difficulty)

May every tear make you stronger, every setback give you the courage to push further forward and in every moment of pain, may you be comforted
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4 KJV

Dear hurting ones, my heart sheds a little part of me knowing that there are some of you who feel absolutely hopeless, or that the circumstances you find yourself in seem hopeless. I know what it feels like to lose so much all at once when one finds themselves in the ‘too hard box’ of invisible illness … so many areas of your life snatched away in one ‘where did that come from’ swoop … your life is totally changed and fight against it you may; but you must allow the ‘resting’ phase of your life to strengthen and validate who you truly are
… you are loved

DAILY HUGS FOR THOSE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS


Your life is unfolding into something beautiful even though you may feel that you are too heavy laden with tears to hold yourself together … let those tears refresh and restore you
“Today we live what we shaped yesterday and dream for tomorrow
… so may the rosebuds of yesterday be the blooms for today and the fragrance of tomorrow”

If you are caught in the pounding of waves upon the seashore and the security of land forever seems unattainable, just remember the serene, inner beauty that is hidden beneath the ever-changing surface … there is wondrous life abundant, unseen … the same that is in your heart amidst the anxiousness and sometimes hopelessness of invisible illness … hope, when your heart is captured by the love of those who share your pain

Sometimes a tree of despair is broken apart by relentless winds and torrential downpours; but through its pain and as it bows down, rays of sunshine often find their way through the surrendered openings and fall upon those huddled in its shadow …

(When we need comfort and are given comfort, it is given to overflowing that we may, in our very real understanding, comfort those who walk beside us upon the road of affliction) …

“Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 KJV

DAILY HUGS FOR THOSE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS


IMAGINE THAT YOUR HEALING IS A ROSE … NOW EACH THORN YOU HAVE TO CLIMB TO REACH THAT BEAUTIFUL FRAGRANCE WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER AND STRONGER EACH DAY … DON’T LOSE HOPE … YOU WILL BLOOM AGAIN

DON’T EVER BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE THE ILLNESS YOU HAVE IS INVISIBLE, THAT HEALING WILL NEVER BE VISIBLE

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

 

HE CAN TURN THE MIGHTY RIVER (A Song of Hope)

violent river

He can turn the mighty river
Send His love through all mankind
Still He listens when I cry out
The only One who can still my mind

He stills the raging waters
He leads me safely through
He calls the waves with power
Lift your arms and worship anew

Every drop in every ocean
Every moonlit stream
Every dwindling flow of drought-worn river
He drops His mercies from heavenly realm

Yes, He can turn the mighty river
He can turn the wayward heart
He’s just listening for my prayer
To acknowledge need and love impart

Flowing
Flowing
Over boulders of pain
Boulders keeping me from loving Him
Yet His love flows around them just the same

Turn the mighty river, Lord
Bring the source, lay it out in my heart
Turn the mighty river, Lord
Pour healing water in and through
This dried out old part
The part that only cries dry tears, Lord
Banks of courage and flow of hope
They have gone
Left alone and no longer nourished, Lord
Oh! May it once again wind toward heaven and home

Yes, He can turn the mighty river
He can turn the wayward heart
He’s just listening for my prayer
To acknowledge need and love impart

So I prayed the prayer of endless need
The need that will heal what sin tore
The need that only His reign can pour down
And fill joy’s riverbed in my heart once more

And He called the empty rain to cease
Told me everything will be alright
He dispelled the storm with His peace
Now my darkened day is no longer night
My darkened day is no longer night
‘Cause with Jesus all things turn out right

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

His Masterpiece, the Colours of Emotion

The Beauty of the Artist

Velvet pink through powder blue
Brings me back to thoughts of You
Shades of orange to poppy red
Fragments of a night-time shed

Scattered pearls of deepest iris
Foliage laced with blossom fragrance, ‘tis
Everything I in awe witness
The Artist’s masterpiece of lovingkindness

Lemon hues and orange crème
Woven with a sparrow’s dream
Silvery grey washes all away
And so, the beginning of a brand new day

The clouds roll in and cast their shadow
And my heart senses the ebb of sweet brightness go
Yet behind the heavenly sunless sky
My Saviour watches, I know He is nigh

So when the palette of my life, it fades
And each stroke of His brush, it lovingly raids
The very core of this, my believing heart
I look beyond the grey and embrace His divine art

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

SING AMONG THE BRANCHES (A Song of Joy ~ Psalm 104:12)

fink bird tree

When I’m feeling down and all-round is a shade of blue
When I’m feeling lonely, I turn my thoughts toward You
For You have promised dearly, to make all things brand new
And shine the Eternal Son into the darkness of night-time dew

Chorus
Oh! I sing among the branches
I sing because I’m free
There’s no longer condemnation
I sing because I’m me

When I’m feeling sadness try to take away my smile
When I’m feeling hope has gone, I’ll walk with You a mile
For You have promised dearly, tears only last a while
They cleanse and heal and deliver and save out of the fiery
trial

Chorus
Oh! I sing among the branches
I sing because I’m free
There’s no longer condemnation
I sing because I’m me

So when it feels like a dark storm is a-gathering
Circumstances overwhelm, I can’t hear You calling
I’ll rise up above with praises and love adorning
And sing my heart out, on the branches just for me You left
standing

Bridge
Singing among the branches
Singing tra – la – la
Singing and my joy returns
Singing tra – la – la

Chorus
Oh! I sing among the branches
I sing because I’m free
There’s no longer condemnation
I sing because I’m me

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

“He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.” Psalm 104:10-12 KJV

YOU MUST FIND YOURSELF IN THE EVERLASTING BOOK (Song Lyrics)

 

 

winter lady

Chorus

Are there times when you are struggling

To know who you really are

Does the world try and lead you

To places somewhere far

Are the voices that you’re listening to

Messing with your head

Oh! My sweet child, come and look, come look

You must find yourself in the everlasting Book

 

Remember that beautiful moment

You first heard Me call your name

When you stepped into the great unknown

Life would never be the same

 

My life, I gave willingly for you

Penned my law upon your heart

It’s up to you to be diligent

For you have been set apart

 

Sometimes all will seem too difficult

Sometimes you’ll doubt and question

Sometimes the trials will seem to crush you

But you’re free from oppression

 

And sometimes you’ll wonder where I am

Sometimes those tears will release

Sometimes you’ll feel you’re going backwards

But My way for you is peace

 

Just attend to My life-giving words

Incline ears to my sayings

Yes, set them always before your eyes

And treasure as heart blessings

 

Inside the book, that glorious Book

You, Spirit, Son and Father

Where you say, oh! where can I find me

In every ‘whosoever’

 

So take a look, take a look and see

And find yourself included

Know that you’re so loved, ever cherished

You couldn’t be excluded

 

Chorus

Are there times when you are struggling

To know who you really are

Does the world try and lead you

To places somewhere far

Are the voices that you’re listening to

Messing with your head

Oh! My sweet child, come and look, come look

You must find yourself in the everlasting Book

 

You must find yourself in the Book

You must find yourself in the Book

Come, my dear child

Come, sit by My side

You must find yourself in the Book

 

There you will find who you truly are

There you will find perfect love

There you will find who you truly are

There you will find perfect love

 

Chorus

Are there times when you are struggling

To know who you really are

Does the world try and lead you

To places somewhere far

Are the voices that you’re listening to

Messing with your head

Oh! My sweet child, come and look, come look

You must find yourself in the Book

My book

You must find yourself in the everlasting Book

 

©2021 Liana Wendy Howarth