THE FATHER’S LOVE (POEM/SONG LYRICS)

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There’s a place, so deep within
A place only God can fill
Loving me, repelling sin
Where He whispers ‘Peace, be still’

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

It’s been hidden all my life
In darkness, lifeless despair
Not knowing in all my strife
My broken heart sought repair

It sung a different tune
To what it was fine tuned for
Joyful melodies immune
False crescendo begging more

Life, it tried to cover up
Growing emptiness shadows
Tears overflowed grief’s frail cup
Letting go, true life arose

Father drew me, He drew me
Out of false security
He drew me, yes, He drew me
Embroidered love, made me free

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

Nothing can prepare God’s child
For the knowledge of His truth
No self-righteousness can hide
In beauty, imparted youth

Feel the love swept healing sword
On that once lost, broken heart
This heart now beats with fresh chord
Open door, closed, not to part

Words swoon in adoration
Incapable of praising
Too much for comprehension
So I just love, amazing

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

THE ROCK WAS STRUCK

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The Rock was struck, and out flew living water
The Rock was struck, and heaven’s treasures released
How wonderful to the dry parchèd pilgrim
Struggling to lift foot, because pride was increased

The Rock was struck, oh mercy and grace floweth
Man brought low; reluctant eyes summoned above
Heart whining; but body, provision kept whole
Refreshing streams soon quenched, abundant in love

The Rock was struck
The people cried
No more on self
Could one rely
The Rock was struck
But was it so
’Twas commanded
Say to this Rock
Anger prevailed
And promised land
Past veiled eyes sailed

The Rock was struck, instant relief was brought forth
But after awhile, stiff neck, hardened heart whined
We’re all the same, when one truly considers
Are we satisfied, or are we all just blind

The Rock was struck for you, upon Calvary’s tree
The Rock was struck for me, upon Calvary’s tree
This time though, out poured living water and life
Today, hear the truth people, and be set free

The Rock was struck
The people cried
No more on self
Could one rely
The Rock was struck
But was it so
’Twas commanded
Repent, believe
Sorrow prevailed
And promised land
His life, inhaled

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

1 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord!

4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them.

7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as He commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.

Numbers 20:1-13

LEAD ME TO THE SECRET PLACE (SONG LYRICS)

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Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the secret place
The secret place of the Most High
Keep me, feed me, cleanse me, heal me
Midst darkness closing in so nigh

When my heart’s hurting, no relief
When pain determines how I think
When loneliness has me believe
This is all there is, on the brink

When days lead to wearisome hours
When each breath breathes and wonders why
When those around can’t understand
That’s when help is very close by

Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the secret place
The secret place of the Most High
Keep me, feed me, cleanse me, heal me
Midst darkness closing in so nigh

Here’s a love letter to myself
And it’s written with golden thread
Truth that forever sets me free
Shows me that I am being led

Know that you are loved and wanted
Know that you are meant to be here
Don’t listen to thoughts of darkness
Someone can bear your burdens near

Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the secret place
The secret place of the Most High
Keep me, feed me, cleanse me, heal me
Midst darkness closing in so nigh

Bridge
And He leads me to the secret place
And He leads me at His will
Amazing grace laced with Father’s love
As He whispers, peace, be still

Lead me my Saviour
Lead me to the Promised Land
Lead me and guide me
Take me by the hand
I am Yours and You are mine
And no-one can break us apart
I’ll no longer listen to the enemy
To You I give my heart
To You I give my heart
Only to You, my heavenly Love
I give my surrendered heart

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Psalm 91
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.
3 Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation.
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BACK ON THE POTTER’S WHEEL AGAIN (SONG LYRICS)

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Chorus
Help me Lord, I’m back on the Potter’s wheel
Back on Your restoration wheel again
Must have attempted to throw myself off
’Cause I dried out, and was left full of pain

His soft touch gently holds me tight
And I hang on with all my might
We must have made an awesome sight
My darkness, pierced by heaven’s light

The motion rolls back, and then forth
 With Living Water I head north
He sings over me, shows my worth
As if I’m but one, left in Earth

It feels like I’m sliding, falling
Oh! Jesus don’t leave me flailing
Hold me together, I’m drowning
Drowning in sad self-relying

Chorus
Help me Lord, I’m back on the Potter’s wheel
Back on Your restoration wheel again
Must have attempted to throw myself off
’Cause I dried out, and was left full of pain

The mud flings in my darkened eyes
Fills now deafened ears with my cries
My mouth expels all satan’s lies
On the Saviour, my life relies

All disobedience is thrown
I find myself no more alone
’Cause tenderly, His hands have sown
And He calls me, His very own

Oh! Lord, You have made me anew
My heart, no longer shades of blue
It hurt; but a new me You drew
Reflecting the image of You

Chorus
I’m so glad I’m back on the Potter’s wheel
Back on His restoration wheel again
Hopelessness would have me throw myself off
But my old life He’s mercifully slain

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

CAN I TRUST ME? (SONG LYRICS)

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Chorus
Your arms hold me up
Your breath secures my life
Your love embraces all I am
Your strength dispels all strife

I’ve tried so many times
To surround myself with me
Trust in all I’m capable of
Trust, and rely on me

I can do it, can’t I?
Do everything that is me
Why do I need that someone else?
When I have me, yes me!

I use my eyes to see
And I use my ears to hear
My heart, it beats all by itself
I have myself right here

I go about my day
I know what I am doing
Singing my songs so I listen
Of thoughts full of wooing

I think I’m in control
And everything worships me
Circumstances, they must bow down
Even I worship me

But who am I fooling?
I’m fooling myself, yes me
Oh foolish one, come, see the truth
It’s not me, me, me, ME

Oh! My arms, they hang down
My breath awaits instruction
I’m lost, heartbroken, no pure love
Till strength’s impartation

Chorus
Your arms hold me up
Your breath secures my life
Your love embraces all I am
Your strength dispels all strife

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I (Song Lyrics)

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Lead Me to the Rock that is Higher than I

Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I
Lead me to the Rock and there let me lie
Safe and protected, sheltered and dry
Cradled in Your arms as the waves crash nearby

I can’t stand on my own anymore
I’m losing sight of the distant shore
I need help from the One I adore
I cry out from my very heart’s core

Stability is so hard to find
My body’s weak, confusion in mind
Looking in wrong places, peace to find
Desperate to escape, to unwind

Please lead me to the Rock
Lead me to the Rock
Lead me to the Rock called Jesus
Lead me to the Rock
Lead me to the Rock
Lead me to the Rock called Jesus

My fading eyesight wanders away
Dark waters close in with each new day
The sun has lost its warm healing ray
Lord, I’m so sorry, I’ll kneel and pray

My Father, without You, I am lost
I know how much for Your Son, it cost
It cost Him, cost You ’cause I was lost
You’re my Rock, forever. At all cost

Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I
Lead me to the Rock and there let me lie
Safe and protected, sheltered and dry
Cradled in Your arms as the waves crash nearby

Oh! Lead me to the Rock
Lead me to the Rock
Lead me to the Rock called Jesus
Lead me to the Rock
Lead me to the Rock
Lead me to the Rock called Jesus

Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I
Lead me to the Rock and there let me lie
Safe and protected, sheltered and dry
Cradled in Your arms as the waves crash nearby

waves through rock window

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Psalm 61:1-4
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in Thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of Thy wings. Selah.

SINGING IN THE VALLEY (Song Lyrics)

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Can you sing when seas are stormy
Can you sing when skies are grey
Can you sing when meadows lose their green
Or flowers bloom but do not stay?

Will you sing in valleys so deep
Atop mountains you have scaled
Where the winds echo silent hurts and
You’ve lost sight of hands that were nailed?

Chorus
Listen carefully and you will hear
The beautiful voice of One so dear
He’s never left you, He’s always near
Singing in the valley, crystal clear

Open lips and bring forth sweet praise
Push through the darkness and sing
Sing of the tiniest blessing known
He’ll lift your voice, more blessings bring

And you can because He says so
For our Saviour knows the way
He knows where every breath will lead us
The crescendo of our life’s day

Chorus
Listen carefully and you will hear
The beautiful voice of One so dear
He’s never left you, He’s always near
Singing in the valley, crystal clear

Singing in the valley, can you hear
Our beautiful Lord’s voice, rising near
He’s singing you a love song
And I can hear your name
So let’s lift our voices high
And do the same

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

MY TURN NOW

Yesterday, it was today
Today, it is tomorrow
Always waiting for the day
A miracle heals sorrow

I’m waiting at the window
The window of my desire
Desire to see sweet changes
And freedom from what I tire

Sunrise once again brings forth
Dark clouds on my horizon
But I must press on, press through
These weary clouds to Zion

Eyes see what I see for now
Ears hear only this moment
My heart beats on, through Your touch
Amazing grace, love has sent

I know as I know what’s known
Each step a struggle in time
Waiting to hear ‘my turn now’
And heaven’s bells sweetly chime

Oh! Jesus, yes, here I am
Standing in the healing line
Please let your sweet virtue flow
Oh! Please, please let it be mine

I said ‘here I am, it’s me’
You said, ‘I asked who We’d send
Not for you; but for others
Yes, for those who couldn’t fend’

‘I’m so sorry Lord, forgive
Forgive my oft selfish heart
But I’ve read so many times
Healing virtue You impart’

‘Yes, my child, I do impart
But why, why would I impart
What’s already imparted?
It flowed from My broken heart’

‘I loved you, love you, and child
Child you’re forgiven, and healed
Look to the cross, I’m risen
Victory is won, and sealed’

‘Thank you Lord, I see, send me
Not for me; but for others
Your love it gives to embrace
Hearts of sisters and brothers’

Yes, it’s today, has it changed?
My vision of what is true
Sun is up, the clouds have gone
They’re there; but I can see You

I’ve been looking for healing
I’ve been looking for escape
Failed to see it’s before me
Healing words on me, You drape

You arose, I was set free
Free from hopelessness, and fear
You arose, my Love, Jesus
Healing in Your wings, it’s near

I’ve had my turn, I receive
There’s no need to keep searching
I receive all You freely gave
Freely, continuously

Oh! Lord, hold me, don’t let go
Oh! Lord, please help me to see
(Remove all non-heaven shades)
The Truth, truth that makes me free

Your word is so beautiful
Your word is heaven’s delight
Your word brings new life, and love
I surrender, You ignite

Oh! Lord, I receive …

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8 KJV

ON ANGEL WINGS (YT)

ON ANGEL'S WINGS

One day soon, we’ll be in glory
Far beyond the reach of mortal man
No more crying or unrelenting pain
Just following in the footsteps of the great I AM

Chorus
Oh! Jesus until then
Cover my oft sad heart
With love blessed
Flowing down from heaven
Sent on angel wings
With love blessed
Flowing down from heaven
Sent on angel wings

One day soon, we’ll see His face
A face that once beheld no beauty
A face so broken, so broken
Man could not look upon Him without feeling guilty

Chorus
Oh! Jesus until then
Cover my oft sad heart
With love blessed
Flowing down from heaven
Sent on angel wings
With love blessed
Flowing down from heaven
Sent on angel wings

One day soon dear Lord, one day
Even those whose guilt did not pierce them
At the cross, at the cross, will bow
And confess that Jesus is Lord, heaven’s priceless gem

Chorus
Oh! Jesus until then
Cover my oft sad heart
With love blessed
Flowing down from heaven
Sent on angel wings
With love blessed
Flowing down from heaven
Sent on angel wings

The pearls, the gold, the jewels above
The gift of life that God’s sweet love brings
Until then when we meet Him there
The gifts of our dear Saviour shine on angel wings

On angel wings, on angel wings
Lord lift and surround us with angel wings
With angel wings, with angel wings
Laced with the treasures of His grace as heaven sings

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth