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I’VE BEEN IN THE VALLEY (A Song of Encouragement for Those Entering in, Already in, or Leaving)

I'VE BEEN IN THE VALLEY

Lord, there was a time
You walked me through the valley

But You have lifted me, yes me
Upon the mountain realm so high
Lifted me out of desperation
Lifted me from despair
And now my dearest Saviour
At last I breathe the mountain air
Feel new strength and life again
O sweet mountain air
O sweet mountain air

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O I’ve been in the valley
Where many have passed before in pain
Many are soon to enter this journey
And their life will never be the same

Yes, I’ve been in the valley
Where many tears washed the road that heals
Washed and released many a treasure
That only a walk in the valley reveals

Lord, it used to be
That I thought I’d never leave
Never escape this weary way
Where the birds were ever silent
And no sweet flower bloomed for me
Day and night, the turmoil
Kept me from sensing any love
Until You Lord, this illness rent
O You freed me, lifted me
And this illness rent
And this illness rent

Chorus
O I’ve been in the valley
Where many have passed before in pain
Many are soon to enter this journey
And their life will never be the same

Yes, I’ve been in the valley
Where many tears washed the road that heals
Washed and released many a treasure
That only a walk in the valley reveals

O I praised Him when the road was dim
I praise Him now, I praise, praise Him
I praise Him now, I praise, praise Him

Yes, I praised Him when the road was dim
And I praise Him now, I praise, praise Him
I praise Him now, I praise, praise Him

Lord, there was a time
You walked me through the valley

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

RUN INTO THE ARMS OF THE FATHER (A Song of Hope in Times of Distress)

footprints in the sand

Chorus
Oh! Run into the arms of the Father
There’s nothing more you can do
Run into the arms of the Father
He’ll banish your fears so blue

When all around, it falls apart
When loved ones, friends misunderstand
When faith, it feels so far away
Push through, push through and take His hand

Chorus
Oh! Run into the arms of the Father
There’s nothing more you can do
Run into the arms of the Father
He’ll banish your fears so blue

The mountains and earth may crumble
The seas rear tempestuous head
The skies may darken so quickly
Filling you with oh! so much dread

Chorus
Oh! Run into the arms of the Father
There’s nothing more you can do
Run into the arms of the Father
He’ll banish your fears so blue

Some find comfort in worldly things
And for awhile all may seem well
Ask for clarity, truth revealed
Then you’ll be saved where others fell

Bridge
When everywhere you turn and see
Calamities and woe times three
Just look up, just look up and be
Wrapped in His sweet love and peace times three

Chorus
Oh! Run into the arms of the Father
There’s nothing more you can do
Run into the arms of the Father
He’ll banish your fears so blue

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

DON’T LOOK BACK (A Song of Encouragement)

DON'T LOOK BACK

What’s the use of reminiscing
If the memories break your heart
Let go ‘cause Jesus always has you
And He won’t let you fall apart
O no He won’t let you fall apart

Chorus
So don’t look back
If it grieves you so
Know that all of your pain
And sorrow
Into His heart
At the cross did flow
Push through in His strength
No matter how slow
Let go, let go, let go

Today’s tomorrow’s yesterday
So live each moment passing through
Not as a rose, wilted and scentless
But with love in all that you do
O infuse love in all that you do

Chorus
So don’t look back
If it grieves you so
Know that all of your pain
And sorrow
Into His heart
At the cross did flow
Push through in His strength
No matter how slow
Let go, let go, let go

Yes, it’s painfully hard I know
To turn off repeat and press play
It often hurts without much warning
And can hamper a healing way
Don’t let it hamper a healed way

Bridge
Don’t look back
You’re on the right track
And Jesus has cleared the way
Just trust Him to use the tears you’ve shed
To water sweet flowers that have sprung up to stay

Chorus
So don’t look back
If it grieves you so
Know that all of your pain
And sorrow
Into His heart
At the cross did flow
Push through in His strength
No matter how slow
Let go, let go, let go

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth