Posted in Christianity, Love, Songs

YOU’RE A GOOD, GOOD FATHER (Song Lyrics)

child in the meadow

Chorus
Dearest Father in heaven
You don’t ever make me cry
Tears of sorrow, tears of pain
They’re not from You, I know it’s true
You’re a good, good Father
A good, good Father
You never turn, and say goodbye
You never turn, and say goodbye

Why is this happening
Lord, why is it so
Why does my path, this way, go
I thought it should lead that way
The other way, avoiding paths of woe
But You led me this way
So this way I go

Chorus
Dearest Father in heaven
You don’t ever make me cry
Tears of sorrow, tears of pain
They’re not from You, I know it’s true
You’re a good, good Father
A good, good Father
You never turn, and say goodbye
You never turn, and say goodbye

You hold my hand gently
Wrap Your fingers tight
Hanging on with all my might
I watch You, oh! my Saviour
As You print Your feet on solid ground’s light
Leading me to safety
Always in Your sight

And if I shed any tears
That do not bring You glory
They’re not from You
Not from You

If tears escape
From heaven’s place
They’re tears of joy
That I have a Father
Who has promised
To never leave nor forsake me
Yes, I have a Father
Who has promised
To never leave nor forsake me

I’m so very thankful
You never turn, and say goodbye
And even though they’re not from You
All tears of sadness, dry

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Fragrance from the Spring, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Photography, Poems, Promise, The Beauty of Creation

‘Abandon’ in “Fragrance from the Spring”

The Fern

‘Silently the breezes blow

And the dew falls softly down

Where a carpet of sweetly-scented flowers

Receives for itself a crown

 

Whispering over babbling brooks

Showing little stones beneath the flow

The moss does cling, the birds do sing

One day His love we’ll know

 

The early morning reigns triumphant

Misty evening brings darkness and shower

Before too long, jubilant song we’ll hear

And with abandon, live in His power

 

The baby deer so perfectly adoring

Newness of forest floor

Trees of mercy, shelter and feed

His creatures with His store

 

Abandonment of truest desire

We with all creation, adore

And on the rolling hills and plains

Praise rings out forevermore’

Posted in Christianity, Fragrance from the Spring, Healing, Hope, Illness, Loss, Love, Poems, Prayer, Promise, Trials & Blessings

The Fragrance of Healing

May the Lord’s blessings and answers to heart-wrenching prayers fall as precious fragrance upon those shedding

tears of pain

tears of sickness

tears of abandonment

tears of hurt

tears of frustration

tears of torment

tears of hopelessness

tears of loneliness

tears of homelessness

tears of shame

tears of lost love

and may that beautiful fragrance turn them from your tears of

pain into freedom

sickness into vitality

abandonment into company

hurt into love

frustration into peace

torment into release

hopelessness into hope

loneliness into comfort

homelessness into safe shelter

shame into forgiveness

lost love into fresh roses

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Excerpt from ‘Hope’ in “Fragrance from the Spring”

‘Life may seem forever hurting,

Tears they flow as if no end,

But they’re counted, tearfully cherished,

In His bottle.  He will mend.’