Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Songs, Trials & Blessings

LEAD ME TO THE SECRET PLACE (SONG LYRICS)

Green Landscape Trees Vector Background

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.
KJV public domain

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Songs, Trials & Blessings

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

I took this stunning photo yesterday from inside a train …

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.

Posted in Author Reading Her Poetry and/or Song Lyrics, Christianity, Inspiration, Love, Lyricist Singing Her Own Songs, Photography, Songs, Trials & Blessings

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

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Loss, Songs, Trials & Blessings

CHRISTMAS FOR THE BROKENHEARTED (A Song of Hope)

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Chorus
When no-one calls to wish you a merry Christmas
When no-one’s there with you to share
When love is elusive, a long time a-coming
Come unto Me and know My care
Oh! Just come unto Me anytime, anywhere

Calling all who have no-one to trust
Calling all who have lost joy’s hope
Calling all whose friends have long gone
There’s a Christmas for the brokenhearted
No more will love be hidden, departed

Chorus
When no-one calls to wish you a merry Christmas
When no-one’s there with you to share
When love is elusive, a long time a-coming
Come unto Me and know My care
Oh! Just come unto Me anytime, anywhere

Never give up when you’re alone
Never give up when your heart’s cold
Never give up when sadness calls
Never give up, I won’t give up
There’s a Christmas for the brokenhearted
No more will love be hidden, departed

Chorus
When no-one calls to wish you a merry Christmas
When no-one’s there with you to share
When love is elusive, a long time a-coming
Come unto Me and know My care
Oh! Just come unto Me anytime, anywhere

Bridge
Oh! Even when the snow it falls
And settles upon your life that’s stalled
Look past the fragile side of the season
Know that you are loved
And that I am the reason
Yes, know that you are loved
And that I am the reason

Chorus
When no-one calls to wish you a merry Christmas
When no-one’s there with you to share
When love is elusive, a long time a-coming
Come unto Me and know My care
Oh! Just come unto Me anytime, anywhere

© 2014 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Fragrance from the Spring, Healing, Inspiration, Poems, The Beauty of Creation

BLOSSOM (Poem or Song Lyrics)

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Father, let me blossom in Your sweet time
Please don’t let me blossom thinking things are fine
Let me wait patiently
Till You have things in place
Perfectly perfected
For my time in space

Father, let me blossom in Your sweet time
Please don’t let me blossom til the season’s right
Let me trust and always
Know my life’s in Your hands
Perfectly perfected
In eternal plans

Father, let me blossom in Your sweet time
Please don’t let me blossom when darkness surrounds
With no ray of sunshine
Or heavenly showers
Perfectly perfected
Outside of liars

Father, it’s time for me to blossom now
To blossom and fill the air with sweet delight
Please colour my heart’s dream
With Thy will for my life
Perfectly perfected
For the Gardener’s knife

Father, You’ve opened the door of Your peace
And enabled me to wonderfully open
My new life unto You
Arrayed in spotless robe
Perfectly perfected
Home in new abode

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Love, Promise, Songs

DON’T BE AFRAID (Song Lyrics)

sea ocean water

Chorus
Go forward
Don’t be afraid
The battle belongs
To the Lord
Victory we have
In Jesus Christ
In His life, our life
Has been laid

And there’s faith
Faith
Faith, more faith
Faith we cannot explain
Faith overflowing
Till our spirits cry out
Faith we’ll forever
Store

Go forward
Don’t be afraid
The battle belongs
To the Lord

And there’s hope
Hope
Hope, more hope
Hope we cannot restrain
Hope overflowing
Till our souls cry out
Hope He’ll forever
Restore

Victory we have
In Jesus Christ
In His life, our life
Has been laid

And there’s love
Love
Love, more love
Love we cannot contain
Love overflowing
Till our hearts cry out
Love we’ll forever
Adore

Chorus
Go forward
Don’t be afraid
The battle belongs
To the Lord
Victory we have
In Jesus Christ
In His life, our life
Has been laid

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Love, Songs, The Beauty of Creation

THE WINGS OF THE MORNING (Song Lyrics Based on Psalm 139)

frosty sunrise

Searching my heart, You know me
Whether I go or stay
My path, You forever surround me
And know all about my way

No words are hidden from You
Thy hand is upon me
And I cannot fathom this great love
Oh! How lo-ved can I be!

Chorus
Silently taking the wings of the morning
Riding upon sweet waves of grace given me
Nowhere to run or to hide from Your presence
Not even in the deepest depths of the sea

Ah! Where can I flee to
Shall I even try, ’cause
Even unto heaven You’ll find me
Or in the pit with its flaws

Forever You are with me
Your right hand it holds
The darkness of night will not cover
Into dark Your light, it folds

Chorus
Silently taking the wings of the morning
Riding upon sweet waves of grace given me
Nowhere to run or to hide from Your presence
Not even in the deepest depths of the sea

My emotions are laid bare
And in my mother’s womb
I was beautifully formed and loved
On my Maker’s perfect loom

More in number than the sand
Your precious thoughts of me
If I’m awake or sleeping soundly
My enemies have to flee

Chorus
Silently taking the wings of the morning
Riding upon sweet waves of grace given me
Nowhere to run or to hide from Your presence
Not even in the deepest depths of the sea

Please search me and know my heart
Cleanse out impurity
Lead me in the way everlasting
May this be my surety

Oh! On the wings of a brand new day
Heaven’s breath showing me His way

Oh! On the beautiful morning wings
His love in my heart, here to stay

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Psalm 139 KJV
1 O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with Thee.
19 Surely Thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 For they speak against Thee wickedly, and Thine enemies take Thy name in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate Thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against Thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Inspiration, Love, Songs, The Beauty of Creation

A GARDEN OF ROSES (Song Lyrics)

butterfly on a rose

Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Plant a garden within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, let the fragrance be poured out
Oh! Dear Lord, let the fragrance be poured out
Oh! Dear Lord, let the fragrance be poured out
The fragrance within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, may their sweetness fill others
Oh! Dear Lord, may their sweetness fill others
Oh! Dear Lord, may their sweetness fill others
Their sweetness within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Plant a garden within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, may they blossom forever
Oh! Dear Lord, may they blossom forever
Oh! Dear Lord, may they blossom forever
They blossom within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, fill my heart with their beauty
Oh! Dear Lord, fill my heart with their beauty
Oh! Dear Lord, fill my heart with their beauty
Their beauty within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Plant a garden within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, when the thorns try to cause pain
Oh! Dear Lord, when the thorns try to cause pain
Oh! Dear Lord, when the thorns try to cause pain
To cause pain within my heart

That’s when dear Lord, You call forth new roses
That’s when dear Lord, You call forth new roses
That’s when dear Lord, You call forth new roses
New roses to fill my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, You planted Thy Love’s roses
Oh! Dear Lord, You planted Thy Love’s roses
Oh! Dear Lord, You planted Thy Love’s roses
Love’s roses within my heart

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Songs, Trials & Blessings

UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS (A Song of Hope)

UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS

When oceans of emotions run so deep
When your tears wash away all joy inside
When the sands on the shoreline blink and cry
Oh! Come unto Him, all fears lay aside

Chorus
When oceans of emotions run so deep
When the darkness struggles, its light to keep
Lift your eyes, don’t give up, give up and sleep
’Cause underneath are the Everlasting Arms

When the darkness struggles, its light to keep
When each day seems like a deserted night
When the starlight fades in the battle dim
Oh! Come unto Him, let Him fight your fight

Chorus
When oceans of emotions run so deep
When the darkness struggles, its light to keep
Lift your eyes, don’t give up, give up and sleep
’Cause underneath are the Everlasting Arms

Lift your eyes, don’t give up, give up and sleep
Lift your eyes, weary child, oh! lift your eyes
Yes, you may struggle; but the battle’s won
Oh! Come unto Him, in Him your strength lies

Bridge
And He will catch you, never let you fall
Yes, Jesus loves you, cares for one, for all
His arms of love cannot, will not fail
Arms that once were held with crimson nail

So

Let the winds of time echo, stop the flow
Let His breath dry every falling tear
Always remember, each child who believes
Nighttime will bring blessings and daytime near

Chorus
When oceans of emotions run so deep
When the darkness struggles, its light to keep
Lift your eyes, don’t give up, give up and sleep
’Cause underneath are the Everlasting Arms

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Inspiration, Love, Songs, Trials & Blessings

Another Beautifully Sung Song of Mine … AT THE FEET OF JESUS … Please Listen and Be Blessed

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Once again Kathleen (http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com) has blessed me with bringing my song lyrics to life.

Below you will find the original lyrics. They have been changed slightly to harmonize with the music. There is another version, which she may post on her blog at another time. This is my favourite.

AT THE FEET OF JESUS
Chorus
At the feet
At the feet
At the feet of the One who adores you
Lay your heart
Lay your fears
Lay your heavy burdens down
Just surrender and with grace, with love
Amazing grace, amazing love
He will forever upon thee, set His crown

At the feet of Jesus
That’s where mercy does flow
At the feet of Jesus
All tears and sorrow go

At the feet of Jesus
Life’s journey it will slow
At the feet of Jesus
By His word will you know

Chorus
At the feet
At the feet
At the feet of the One who adores you
Lay your heart
Lay your fears
Lay your heavy burdens down
Just surrender and with grace, with love
Amazing grace, amazing love
He will forever upon thee, set His crown

At the feet of Jesus
Joy will fragrance your woe
At the feet of Jesus
He will banish each foe

At the feet of Jesus
When you bow your head low
At the feet of Jesus
He answers yes, not no

Chorus
At the feet
At the feet
At the feet of the One who adores you
Lay your heart
Lay your fears
Lay your heavy burdens down
Just surrender and with grace, with love
Amazing grace, amazing love
He will forever upon thee, set His crown

Oh! At the feet of Jesus

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth