WHEN EYES ARE OPENED (Song Lyrics)

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When you come to a place in your life
And you’re not sure where you have been
When so much clutter, it surrounds you
Can seem more than you’ve ever seen
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

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When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Some say that this time will never pass
That gloomy skies will always reign
But ’tis also said, stars twinkle best
Darkest night, heaven’s window pane
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

Chorus
When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Time to let go, take the hand of love
He won’t let go, leave or forsake
Jesus will lead you through storms, through strife
Know you’re wanted, not a mistake
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

Chorus
When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

LOVE IS YOUR REWARD (Song Lyrics)

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Acknowledge, know and praise Him
Trust, believe, love, give and serve
Search deep, and love for love’s sake
Knowing love is your reward
Love is your reward

When the cross lifts you
In Christ all things are possible
When the cross lifts you
All things become so wonderful

Let the cross lift you
Doesn’t matter your first vision
The cross of Jesus
Grows more beautiful each season

Through tears of trial
Life may seem so wounded, and blurred
No heart denial
Is strong enough to be unheard

Lift your weary arms
Reach up, embrace Him, and the cross
Feel sweet healing balms
Exchange life for every sad loss

And love will flow down
Love’s eyes will meet, and meld with yours
All pain, sorrow drown
Two hearts loved, bound for heaven’s shores

Chorus
Acknowledge, know and praise Him
Trust, believe, love, give and serve
Search deep, and love for love’s sake
Knowing love is your reward
Love is your reward

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

JESUS HAS MY DESTINY (Song Lyrics)

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I have all things I need in me
All I was created to be
Nothing lacking and this I see
’Cause Jesus has my destiny

Yes Jesus has my destiny
He’s paid the price and set me free
Love forever, He’s captured me
And through cleansed eyes, I now can see

Yes through cleansed eyes, I now can see
How Jesus paid the penalty
Once I played disobediently
On life’s road, it disgusted me

On life’s road, it disgusted me
How I could live so carelessly
Praise God, He nailed it to the tree
Triumphantly, at Calvary

Triumphantly, at Calvary
My old life has abandoned me
Now living life has flooded me
’Cause Jesus has my destiny

Yes Jesus has my destiny
My destiny, my destiny
Yes Jesus came to rescue me
With all heaven’s sovereignty

I have all things I need in me
All I was created to be
Nothing lacking and this I see
’Cause Jesus has my destiny

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

FACING THE RED SEA IN MY LIFE

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Oh Father, I’ve been here so many times before
I’ve been led in Your presence, right up to the shore
But then I’d turn around, see the foe in my sight
Forgive me, fear, it takes over, hope, it takes flight

This time I’ve decided, that enough is enough
It’s Your strength from now on, I can say makes me tough
Through many prayers coaxed out from the depths of my heart
I’ll march right through this safe way in love You did part

I will leave the chains of what’s comfortable behind
I’ll try not look back, look to Jesus, life I’ll find
For there’s nothing I can do to make it seem right
When I only have me, me, me in my own sight

Yes, I’ve seen the sweet promises laid out before
But fleshy desires did pull me to the world’s store
Of things that could never complete this brokenness
I’m learning, only God’s love can heal this distress

Maybe when I’ve walked through the shallows in times past
Thinking I’ve made it, I made it, I’m whole at last
That pride in its disguise has led me to believe
I’ve no further to go, there’s nothing left to leave

Thank you for showing me, there are still hidden hurts
There are wilderness days, and more trails through deserts
I receive Lord, all you have prepared for my life
In Your care, I press forward, to lands of no strife

The shadow of the valley of death, surrounds me
I step into Your presence, with each step, I see
That really those comforts that I trusted upon
Kept me locked in fear, so I couldn’t trust Your Son

Imagined, or very real trials as I go forth
Pale in comparison, mercy and grace lead north
As the fruit of the Spirit becomes my life’s aim
Letting go, letting God, I’ll never be the same

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

I’M WAITING BY THE POOL OF HEALING (Song Lyrics)

Dedicated to all who need a touch of pure love and healing from the only One who can truly heal. The Healer Himself. Our heavenly Father, in the beautiful name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit …

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I’m waiting by the pool of healing
Waiting for someone to lift me in
Watching others, they go before me
They are healed and I’m waiting still; but
In my greatest need as the tears fall
Jesus can heal before I go in

So many years I’ve waited
Blindly trying many paths
Always hoping that it would be my turn
But alas, others had the joys and laughs

Day after day after day
Month after month after year
Wallowing in much concealed self-pity
Kept in bondage by hidden lies and fear

Feeling disheartened and sad
Wondering how to go on
Able to read of His grace and mercy
But still unable to sing my heart’s song

Chorus
I’m waiting by the pool of healing
Waiting for someone to lift me in
Watching others, they go before me
They are healed and I’m waiting still; but
In my greatest need as the tears fall
Jesus can heal before I go in

But then one day the light shone
Shone though it never had dimmed
The light was always upon His sweet Word
And now my heart saw what my eyes had skimmed

I went to the healing pool
Again nothing had it changed
But there for the first time I met Jesus
Who’d come searching for me where I now laid

And as He said to this child
Child, do you want to be well
I answered and said, I’m listening dear Lord
Only You can lift from this place I fell

My heart listened
My eyes glistened
My Saviour lent down in love
I’m here for you now
And I’ve always been
I’ve just waited for you to look above

Rise, take up your bed and walk
And in His strength I could do
Something that years had prevented me from
Rising up, going forth into things new

Chorus
Oh! I waited by the pool of healing
Waited for someone to lift me in
Watched others, they went before me
They were healed and I no longer wait; ’cause
In my greatest need as the tears fell
Jesus healed me before I went in

© 2016 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

FORGIVENESS IS BEAUTIFUL (SONG LYRICS)

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Like summer days in winter
Like a spring day in fall
Like desert roses blooming
Forgiveness covers all

Forgiveness is beautiful
It lets the loving flow
Something we must ever do
Of this I surely know

Forgiveness is beautiful
It lets the healing flow
Down into the very depths
Where only faith can go

Chorus
So let your heart forgive
It may be hard to do
But with help from above
You’ll find all things made new

Forgiveness is beautiful
Releases all bondage
Ties that once held painfully
Severed from Satan’s rage

Forgiveness is beautiful
Meanders through each life
Allows God’s mercy and grace
To wash clean from all strife

Chorus
So let your heart forgive
It may be hard to do
But with help from above
You’ll find all things made new

Like summer days in winter
Like a spring day in fall
Like desert roses blooming
Forgiveness covers all

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Rescued But Still Needy

Rescued But Still Needy

Maybe many of you know this
But the Lord showed me something today
That even when He draws near us
The troubles may still be in the way

Oh! I know all about walking in fire
And how He lovingly shields us within
But today when I read about Peter
Here lies more treasure for us to win

For you see when He cried out “Lord save me”
The precious Saviour, His hand did reach
But there’s a little word that comes soon after
The word, ‘when’ and oh! how this can teach

For immediately He did rescue him
But it wasn’t until into the boat, they were
That the boisterous seas a-calmed
And the waves with His peace did a-stir

Yes, He comes to you in troubles
And helps you to see them through
So don’t always expect instantaneous release
Just know that He’s holding and protecting you

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water.
And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, Of a truth Thou art the Son of God.”
Matthew 14:25-33 KJV

LOVE DRAWS ME TO THE CROSS (Song Lyrics)

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I’m on my way to the cross
I’m on my way to the cross
The road is paved with trials
Valleys of sorrow, and mountains of strife
But love draws me to, joy draws me to
The cross of the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

I fought, I bought, I was lost
In a world of empty peace
Didn’t know I was so lost
Till I saw where Love had stood

I heard Jesus was coming
By then, He’d opened my eyes
Falling into outstretched arms
I let go, I’m free, now found

Every day the cross calls me
Father is drawing my heart
To abide in His shadow
The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Chorus
I’m on my way to the cross
I’m on my way to the cross
The road is paved with trials
Valleys of sorrow, and mountains of strife
But love draws me to, joy draws me to
The cross of the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

JUST REST IN WHAT I’VE BROUGHT YOU THROUGH (SONG LYRICS)

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Lord, I’m feeling overwhelmed
So many thoughts confound me
Deliver me as You said You would
Please forgive my unbelief, and me

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Just rest in what I’ve brought you through
Oh! Child, just rest, you’re free
The burdens I’ve delivered you from
I’ve exchanged, and given you Me

Lord, I still feel the battle
The fire grows hotter each day
So how can I stand much more of this
When I’m empty, nothing left to pray

Chorus
Just rest in what I’ve brought you through
Oh! Child, just rest, you’re free
The burdens I’ve delivered you from
I’ve exchanged and given you Me

Then suddenly I see light
Illuminating my words
It’s not what I am feeling oh no!
They’re lies on wings of wandering birds

I see all that You’ve given
And the depths You’ve drawn me from
At last I understand what You mean
I must rest in our Father’s Kingdom

Many storms have passed me by
You’ve sheltered me completely
I’m sorry Lord, I tend to forget
About them, when a new one I see

Lord, may Your love embrace me
Help me forever let go
Help me rest in all You’ve brought me through
Cradled in peace, I’ll go forth and sow

I’ve struggled to win the fight
Projecting calamity
Living in what might, just might happen
Instead of joying in liberty

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I’m resting in what You’ve brought me through
As Your child, I rest, I’m free
Burdens now gone, I’m delivered
Believed , received, and in You, I see me

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

JUST LET GO (SONG LYRICS)

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Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

Why did it take so long
To really understand
Filled to overflowing
At the touch of My hand

Your heart has been distant
Your heart has grown so cold
Light in your eyes faded
Since you released your hold

Back to the world you went
Ignoring pain, and grief
Pain, grief touching My heart
Searching for quick relief

And why the endless tears
Come back to One who dries
Wipes them all, far away
Forgives all hidden lies

Chorus
Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

Why did you run dear child
You know I love you so
Love’s waiting here for you
Receive it, let it flow

Oh! Daddy, I need you
Sorry I left your side
I saw someone I knew
Their arms were open wide

The storms were just too much
I didn’t let patience
No, have its perfect work
Gave up, joined impatience

So I was left wanting
More, and more of something
Anything to give love
And cause my heart to sing

Chorus
Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

I felt so, so empty
I tried, and tried, and tried
Proved a one-way battle
Without You by my side

I’m coming back to You
You’re all I want, and need
Receiving forgiveness
And in You, I am freed

You’ve paved the way in gold
Lined it with flowers, sweet
And light, shining on it
Leads me to Jesus’ feet

There I’ll stay forever
Love obediently
Receiving my first love
As I am free to be

Chorus
I let go
And Your loving arms caught me
Didn’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love You, oh! I love You

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth