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For A Loved One Departed (Written For My Dear Mother)

The reflection of heaven’s rose garden

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Upon the branches of my heart
For you, this poem is written
The love you gave, the love you shared
The tenderness that softened

And on the paths that lead me there
Your footsteps are remembered
Guiding and advising me
You’ll never be forgotten

And on the leaves that bound my heart
My family life is written
Joy and pain, happiness and gain
The aroma will ever remind me

And on the petals of flowers found
Found wrapped around my heart
Sweet words of gentle encouragement
That trusted who I was

The aroma of those flowers linked
To leaves and branches and paths
Take me back to when you first left
Though not as often now
But the tears of dew that water my heart
Will always remember you

© 2010 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Fields of Plenty

Fields of Plenty

Fields of plenty are mine to adore
And blessings surround me, of this I am sure
Fed from the True Vine for evermore
All this because I opened the door

The door of my heart, where I heard a knocking
And who was without – the sovereign, divine King
Oh! He has entered for me, my very heart’s asking
Brought His Word to my life and now I can sing

Sing of His wondrous works done for me
Sing for He’s made me His for all eternity
Sing when I’m joyous or in sorrow on bended knee
Sing of His righteousness He fastened to that tree

On that tree that was laden with His misery of mocking
Little flowers lay waiting to soak up His loving
And where the blood was poured with bruising and hurting
Sprung up precious fields of plenty for me, all believing

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Please listen to this beautiful song (thanks Doug for recommending)
http://christiansongoftheday.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/love-grew-where-blood-fell.html

HE WALKS WITH ME (Song Lyrics)

He Walks With Me (A Song)

When the beach looms empty
When the sands are torn
Broken with lost promises
Tears before the morn

Scattered shells in pieces
The rain beats against my heart
Driftwood lines the edges
Of this story, about to start

I step in time with His footsteps
The seagulls echo my cry
The sand crabs run for cover
They know the Creator is nigh

Chorus
And I walk in the shallows with my Saviour
I walk where the waters are deep
It doesn’t matter the height of the tide
Just as long as He walks with me

We share words of love and listen
To each other’s plea to be heard
He tells of His love enduring
I tell of my love for His word

And as we walk hand in hand, now in silence
He gently picks up a handful of sand
Lets it flow in gracious stages
Like time standing still by His hand

We walk and walk and it grows dark
The sun splashes a rainbow high
Reflections of a perfect day
And I no longer need to question why

Chorus
And I walk in the shallows with my Saviour
I walk where the waters are deep
It doesn’t matter the height of the tide
Just as long as He walks with me

Why does He care for me so sweetly
When there are so many precious souls
He turns, smiles and then He’s gone
And across the ocean His Spirit rolls

I cannot explain the love that He’s left
So very deep inside of me
He’s filled my heart with thankfulness
And on this beach walk I found the Key

And this Key has unlocked my once closed heart
And sprayed it with the ocean’s fragrance
Covered it with the shells of love
Releasing me to praise and joyfully dance

Chorus
Yes, I’ve walked in the shallows with my Saviour
I’ve walked where the waters were deep
It didn’t matter the height of the tide
‘Cause my Saviour, He walked with me

And it won’t ever matter the height of the tide
‘Cause my Saviour always walks with me
Yes, my Saviour … He always walks with me

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Challenge Me

Challenge Me

Challenge me, dear Lord, to never let You go
Challenge me, dear Lord, my love to always show
When all and everything around me abandons my need and is lost
Draw me dearest Father, nearer to Thee, at all cost

For You paid an excruciating price for me
When Your Son hung so majestically upon that precious tree
Majestic in Your power and in eternal aim
For me to live, He endured such unimaginable pain

Challenge and convict my oft backsliding heart
So that nothing in this world will ever tear us apart
And together eternally, we shall always be
Send Your warmth to melt, mend, to reshape me

Father, please challenge, challenge me

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

THIS IS YOUR BREAKTHROUGH CALLING (A Song of Deliverance)

This is Your Breakthrough Calling

There was a time, a long time
When you’d almost given up
The trials were overwhelming
As you drank of affliction’s cup
But I was there all along
And I’m forever with you now
And throughout it all
Through many tears, much pain
Heaven still was blessed
With love, praise and no disdain

Chorus
This is your breakthrough calling
I’m here at last, at last
There were so many obstacles in My way
But now all doubt and fear has passed

This answered prayer is for all
Who have been struggling so
When prayers seem like they’re silenced
When release, it just doesn’t show
Maybe as you’re reading this
And My Word is laid before you
Take heart My dear one
‘Cause help is on its way
Believe, believe and trust
Breakthrough will break through this day

Bridge
I wanted you to break through
Break through, break through, push through
And with My help, you were never alone
Together, rejoice, you’re through

Chorus
This is your breakthrough calling
I’m here at last, at last
There were so many obstacles in My way
But now all doubt and fear has passed

You’re through, you’re through
And My Name is glorified
You’re through, My child, you’re through
My love now seen and glorified

© 2014 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

I’VE SET THE TABLE OF LOVE, DEAR LORD (A Song of Surrender)

I'VE SET THE TABLE OF LOVE, DEAR LORD

Candles burning brightly
Flowers laden with dew
I’ve set the table of love, dear Lord
In my heart where there’s room for two

Come take a seat beside me
This chair’s had Your name engraved
I just never recognized its meaning
Until, my heart, You mercifully saved

Chorus
I’m ready, I’m ready
No longer afraid to change
I’ve set the table of love, dear Lord
I’m ready to accept, accept and change

I’ve laid my all before You
And I pray You’ll never leave
Drink of my cup of love and praise, Lord
And cherish that I now believe

There’s much upon my heart, dear Lord
There’s much upon my heart
I’ve gathered all of my weaknesses, Lord
In Your strength lies a brand new start

Chorus
I’m ready, I’m ready
No longer afraid to change
I’ve set the table of love, dear Lord
I’m ready to accept, accept and change

Plates of anguish, cups of fear
Much to chew upon, You listen, You smile
I go on and on and on and on, sorry Lord
This banquet of mine might go for a while

And then the table’s emptied
And all has been revealed
You sweetly reach across, take my hand
Say You love me and that my future’s sealed

Chorus
I’m ready, I’m ready
No longer afraid to change
I’ve set the table of love, dear Lord
I’m ready to accept, accept and change

Upon the lacework of my emotions, Lord
You’ve opened this heart of stone
You’ve set Your place, filled the cup of salvation
And I know I’ll never again dine alone

O I’m ready, I’m ready
My heart’s ready, the time has come
My heart’s ready, it’s ready and now belongs to You
Jesus, my heart belongs to You

© 2014 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

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

Today, Sweet Mother, You Would Have Been 88

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It’s been eight long years, years of Christmas chime
Some days tears of sadness, love, they still flow
A memory, moment, in missing time
Intense waves of emotion; but short though

Please know that I am still on this journey
Of uphill and downhill and uphill climbs
I would find comfort if you held my hand
But that won’t happen, in these present times

There will come a sweet day and we’ll hold hands
Look at each other, see love in our eyes
And that love will encompass all we shared
Safe with Father, as eternity flies

Remembering our hugs and all that you ever were to me dearest Mum.
I love you and will never forget you.

The reflection of heaven’s rose garden.

sky 1

Upon the branches of my heart
For you, this poem is written
The love you gave, the love you shared
The tenderness that softened

And on the paths that lead me there
Your footsteps are remembered
Guiding and advising me
You’ll never be forgotten

And on the leaves that bound my heart
My family life is written
Joy and pain, happiness and gain
The aroma will ever remind me

And on the petals of flowers found
Found wrapped around my heart
Sweet words of gentle encouragement
That trusted who I was

The aroma of those flowers linked
To leaves and branches and paths
Take me back to when you first left
Though not as often now
But the tears of dew that water my heart
Will always remember you

© 2010 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Season in Season

Season in Season

In the autumn light aglow,
Life it fadeth, that we know,
Changes colour, green, red, brown,
To be buried underground.

Winter cometh, snow abounds,
Little ones burrow and sleep a-sound,
Know not they what is above,
New life forming, filled with love.

Then the springtime, it doth come,
Nature stirreth, to find blushing mum,
Beauty and colour, freshness and shy,
Some are born, some to die.

Summer radiates its beautiful heat,
The endless skies and clouds do meet,
Fruit it ripens, harvests sway,
Now and tomorrow, another day.

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth