INTO THE DEPTHS OF LOVE … Praising Jesus (Song Lyrics and Song … Sung by Me)

A little wonky, and definitely not recorded in a music studio; but hey! I had fun doing it 🙂

singing children

Chorus
Darkness fleeing
Life restoring
Singing Hallelujah
Praising Jesus
He’s our Healer
Worship Him, Selah

Come to the One who loves you
Come to the One who cares
Come and partake of heaven
Heaven on earth, now heirs

Come to the One who forgives
Come to the One who heals
Come to the fountain, be cleansed
Yes, Holy Spirit seals

Chorus
Darkness fleeing
Life restoring
Singing Hallelujah
Praising Jesus
He’s our Healer
Worship Him, Selah

Run to Father, be restored
Run to Father, let go
Run to Jesus, see the light
Let mercy’s healing flow

Run to Father, you are loved
Run to Father, praise God
Taste and see the Lord is good
Step into steps He’s trod

Chorus
Darkness fleeing
Life restoring
Singing Hallelujah
Praising Jesus
He’s our Healer
Worship Him, Selah

Repeat Chorus

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

IT’S TIME TO SOAR

butterflies

You are so beautiful
You’ve been given wings to fly
You are complete and healed
My dear little butterfly

You’re free now, free to soar
To places you’ve never been
Take your vibrant colours
You’ll find life in pastures green

Oh! … no, no, no, no, no
You cannot go back and hide
In the cocoon so dark
The law, it has past aside

You’ll reach the mountaintop
And see through pure eyes of awe
To lowest valley dip
There your hard heart, it will thaw

Do you not know sweet one
You are a new creation
Your caterpillar days
Have drowned in deepest ocean

So … no, no, no, no, no
You cannot go back and hide
In the cocoon so dark
The law, it has past aside

The chain has been released
And you have been forgiven
Would you want to return
To a void without heaven

Would you want to return
To life without hope and light
To a life of bondage
Where you’ll always be bound tight

Butterfly, butterfly
Free to share God’s love, peace and joy
Go touch another
Let your gifts alight
Let your gentleness
Land on everything that’s right
Don’t look back
Don’t look back
Spread your butterfly wings
And with the Father’s heart reunite
Unite
He’s just waiting for you to take flight

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

Inspired by Nicole Marbach’s teaching … There’s Nothing Wrong With You.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k_EoMWGXbs&t=610s

FALLING IN LOVE WITH CHRISTMAS (A Christmas Song)

Kids Decorating a Christmas Tree
A little babe was born in silence
To a sad world in desperate times
But oh! how the heavens proclaimed Him
And love, it rung out sweetly its chimes

We do not know the rightful moment
Baby Jesus took His first pure breath
But we know that it surely happened
In that divine lit stable in Beth –lehem

Bethlehem, oh! Bethlehem, chosen
For a sweet time as this, we are told
Through God’s word of peace, peace, love and joy
Heaven’s gift in swaddling clothes did hold

Chorus
Falling in love with Christmas
Coming but once through the year
Never forget the reason
Your heart is filled with such cheer

And we lift voices with joyful sound
Gather round celebration’s table
May many feel His love draw closer
Love begun before earthly stable

Let the Christmas tree remind us of
The tree that held ages’ answered prayer
Let the Christmas presents remind us
Of Eternal Present gifted fair

Let festive decorations remind
Us of the glory which lit the skies
And the rich Christmas meal that fills us
Everlasting Bread Who makes us wise

Chorus
Falling in love with Christmas
Coming but once through the year
Never forget the reason
Your heart is filled with such cheer

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

image courtesy of ww.mycutegraphics.com

FAITH WALKS ON (Song Lyrics)

Inspired by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiCtLT-natk

poppies mountain italy

Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

When that mountain rises sharply before you
When that mountain is hidden in dark, thick mist
When it seems as though your mountain is on fire
Stand strong dear brother and dear sister, resist

Resist the temptation to keep on circling
Going round and round looking for health restored
You’ve told that mountain to be no more, no more
So move on, walk on, your faith is on record

Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

I hear you cry, I need help, I can’t move on
This burden’s too great, it has me tightly bound
It’s all I can remember, it’s been so long
Even forgotten I was lost and then found

Chorus
Don’t look back at all of your mountains
Just pray, give thanks and then walk on
Have faith in heavenly Father
And on His precious Word lean upon

You can do this, my friend, just take one small step
Turn your ears to hear the voice of your Saviour
He knows your affliction, He knows your sorrows
In His name take that step through the open door

’Cause He’s already defeated every foe
He’s not going to let that mountain defeat you
So stand tall, believe, let your heart beat with His
Just pray, give thanks, and then you’ll walk on anew

Oh! Faith walks on
Sweet faith doesn’t doubt
Faith walks on
Doesn’t keep turning round about
Faith walks on
Can you hear the blessed song
’Cause when faith walks on
You’ll know you’ve been delivered all along
You’ve been delivered all along

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

FOREVER I SAY I DO (Song Lyrics)

ballet tips dance

Well, I’m standing at the end of the road
I’ve done all I can do
The Lord has brought me here thus far
It’s time to say I do

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

And I’ll keep my blessed eyes steadfast on You
Turn not to left or right
You are the only way, ’tis true
You’re with me in this fight

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

And I’ll keep my blessed ears tuned to Your word
’Cause faith comes by hearing
O remove all that hinders me
Keep me dancing, singing

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

O Jesus, I cannot thank You enough
For life’s eternal rope
And I am blessed, so very blessed
Yes, blessed beyond all hope

You saved me
Healed me
Loved me
Forever I say I do
I do
Forever I say I do

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

BENEATH THE SILENT WAVES

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Beneath the silent waves
Of yonder distant hill
The wildness of the breeze
Cries listen, and be still

The echoes of new life
Fragrance softly falling
The melody of song
Reveal God, all knowing

Each breath breathes a heartbeat
An emptiness within
A breath captivated
Delivered from its sin

O Taste and see, the Lord
Is good, so many signs
And wonders, all around
Through darkness, He still shines

Beneath those silent waves
Can you hear Him calling
Through waves of circumstance
Trials bring you home, glowing

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

HAVE YOU GIVEN YOUR HEART TO JESUS (Song Lyrics)

beautiful sea view

Have you given your heart to Jesus
There’s nothing more important to do
O Come to Him now, He is waiting
Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life

The night has seemed never ending
The cold waves, billowing much pain
Through teary eyes you strain to see
Release from whence this turmoil came

You feel so lonely, so alone
Lost in years of buffeting rain
Listen dear child, open your heart
I can hear Him calling your name

Have you given your heart to Jesus
There’s nothing more important to do
O Come to Him now, He is waiting
Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life

A ray of hope descends on you
The clouds scatter, and clear a way
Storms leave on the tail of His breath
Our Lord has living words to say

I am the Answer, your Saviour
I am all you’ve been searching for
My love, I’ve finally found you
And I’m bringing you home to shore

Have you given your heart to Jesus
There’s nothing more important to do
O Come to Him now, He is waiting
Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

BECAUSE HE LOVES ME (A Song of Priceless Love)

Because He Loves Me

Into the garden He went
Shed as it were great tears of blood
And He shed a drop for me
Shed a drop in anguish for me

Carried His cross
Which cut into bleeding wounds
And He bore more pain for me
In love bore pain and sickness for me

Raised in humiliation
Was scorned, mocked and jeered
And He watched sorrowfully over me
Watched sorrowfully in sorrow over me

Endured suffocating darkness, so alone
Time’s sin poured into Him
And He emptied my sin from me
Emptied completely the fall from me

Drew His last breath
Crushed, surrendered and torn
And He took that last breath for me
Took that last breath of love for me

Three days of stillness
Battle now over
And He slept wrapped in Father’s love for me
Slept in peace knowing what He’d done for me

Hallelujah, He rose triumphantly
He still bears those scars for me
And He had suffered to set me free
Yes He suffered to bring life eternal to me

And He followed the will of His Father
Yet being God
He could have changed His story
But He loved me so
Didn’t interrupt the flow
Of excruciating agony
To bring Himself glory

Because He loved me
Loves me still
Will forever love me
Gave of His life
Gave of His blood
Gave His sweet heart
For me, my story

Yes He was pallid, weak
And weakness shook Him
Drained of mortality
But He drank the cup of my helplessness
He lived, He died
Praise God He now lives for me

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

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