IT’S CHRISTMASTIME … Christmas Song Lyrics and/or Prayer

Nativity Scene with Shepherds and Wisemen

Dear heavenly Father
How can we ever express how much we love You
How much we love Your only begotten Son, Jesus
Your love surrounds us
Your love indwells us
Your creation amazes us
And Holy Spirit enables us to love You

It’s Christmastime, dear heavenly Father
It’s not snowing here; but I know it is elsewhere
And robins, and squirrels, and the sweet baby deer
Fly and scamper and wander
To places beautiful
All of Your hand, all of Your gift to mankind

It’s Christmastime, dear heavenly Father
It’s summertime here, not cold like it is elsewhere
And koalas, and kangaroos, and little birds
Cuddle and jump and do sing
In places wonderful
You spoke and it was so, Your life giving word

It’s Christmastime, dear heavenly Father
Hear our praises, adoration, abounding joy
Take our hearts, and with all of creation, listen
We love You, We love You
All peoples everywhere
Lift our voices in worship, Hallelujah

Dear heavenly Father
How can we ever express how much we love You
How much we love Your only begotten Son, Jesus
Your love surrounds us
Your love indwells us
Your creation amazes us
And Holy Spirit enables us to love You

© 2020 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

http://www.mycutegraphics.com

CHRISTMAS MELODIES (Early Christmas Song Lyrics)

carol singers decoration singers

Can you hear the birds a-singing
All around the world tonight
Singing softly, calling through
The cloud of needs and smiles a-bright

Chorus
Oh! Christmas ’twill soon be here
It’s nearing that time of year
The air will fill with Christmas cheer
When love abounds in hearts so dear

Can you see the flowers swaying
Perfumed, sometimes serene stills
Posing or in lost valley
Painted fields and fluorescent hills

Chorus
Oh! Christmas ’twill soon be here
It’s nearing that time of year
The air will fill with Christmas cheer
When love abounds in hearts so dear

Can you know the little creatures
Bounding through our nature’s store
Sensing a change of season
Reflecting life’s sweet gift and more

Chorus
Oh! Christmas ’twill soon be here
It’s nearing that time of year
The air will fill with Christmas cheer
When love abounds in hearts so dear

Can you feel the joy crescendo
Trying to find its release
Showing all, life is precious
May love and peace forever increase

When love abounds in hearts so dear
The air will fill with Christmas cheer
It’s nearing that time of year
Oh! Christmas ’twill soon be here

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

FALLING IN LOVE

nice flowers

There comes a time
When suddenly
You realize
You are fearfully
And wonderfully made
And all of the lies
You’ve ever believed
Will fly right out the door

You realize
How very beautiful
You truly are
Beautiful in God’s eyes
No matter
What the world
Or the media
Or even yourself say

And then compassion
Sweet compassion
Embraces all you are
And a gentle touch
Flows inwardly

But you can only love yourself
Unconditionally
When the Father’s love
Is believed, received
Reflected upon your heart
In your eyes
Your mind
Indwelling
Then you can go forth sweet child
And love others as yourself

© 2018 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Matthew 22
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

YOU FOUND ME BY THE WELL OF DESPAIR … (Please Listen and Be Blessed)

plant growing in desert

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

Sometimes You lovingly lead us
Away from all things that we know
Take us to places far away
You lead us, a new life to show

We think it’s for us, this leading
To lift us from adversity
But we reach the destination
And sense loss of security

And then You bring a hurting one
They meet us by the water’s edge
And all that You’ve ever shown us
Flows, and washes away pain’s hedge

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

We cry oh! Lord, why is this so
We’re struggling, we need help as well
Now there’s more brokenness to heal
But that’s when You say, ‘All is well’

I’ve already lifted you out
Out of the dark well of despair
Your purging is done, you are free
’Tis for them that I brought you here

And I will come, deliver them
Bring forth life from the seeds you’ve sown
And in your sweet obedience
Richer days, I will walk you home

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

© 2017 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Lyrics Liana Wendy Howarth

Beautiful, healing voice and recording, Kathleen http://www.Kathleensfaithwalk.com

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/

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

 

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