MOSAIC OF TIME

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On the wings of a butterfly

Time gathers momentum

The softness of its wings

Colour moving, rainbows flicker

Joy mingling through the dark shadows

We’re here; on the way to there

From here to eternity

There’s a gentleness beneath reality

It’s called love

And it binds all that is broken

All that is shattered, mends

As love pieces together

Fractured broken wings

From here to eternity

You cannot escape

So join us, take flight

Let the light within glow

Shed the chains of regret

Forgive, forgive, forgive

The palette of life

Will not fade

Pick up the pieces

You’re beautiful

Just as you are

No longer fractured

A mosaic of time

You’ve been made whole

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

A MOTHER’S LOVE (Song Lyrics)

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When the lamp of love is no longer
A central part of your home
When the beating heart of a mother
Has left this world too soon
That’s when for every tear that falls
Of a young boy, or young girl within
Sweetest memories form a new life poem
Allowing broken hearts to sing

’Cause when is ever the right time
A child, no matter their age
Will understand their mother’s heart
And how she lived out her days

The first time your eyes made contact
With eyes of abandoned love
Never sensing what lay ahead
Or the sleepless night-time hours

Beaming over the wobbly steps
Soft treasures of little hands
All the funny faces between
All the words forming inside

The scraped knees, the tears, and the smiles
Bunny rugs, favourite toys
Adventures beyond heart’s desire
Prepared for school days ahead

The projects, best friends, and parties
Homework, and then changing days
Features, they’re coming and going
Clingy fingers separate

Through the days, the sulks, and the trials
Who could you always run too
Dear mother’s heart ’twas always there
Floury apron, cookies, love

Chorus
When the lamp of love is no longer
A central part of your home
When the beating heart of a mother
Has left this world too soon
That’s when for every tear that falls
Of a young boy, or young girl within
Sweetest memories form a new life poem
Allowing broken hearts to sing

Then one day you’re out on your own
School’s finished, career may start
Or study, or marriage, or move
She’s still Mother Dear to you

Disagreement may come between
Two lives are visibly bound
Many days may pass in silence
To mother, you’re still her child

So all I can say in closing
From someone whose loss is great
It doesn’t matter the years since
Parting, it happens, it’s real

Love her while you can, just let go
Of pain, or unforgiveness
Forgive, restore any love lost
Your mother’s heart beats for you

Take her hand in yours, remember
All the times she helped you through
Keep love’s memory locked deep down
May thinking of her bring a smile

Though it might not have always been
Harmony on every side
Maternal love’s like a flower
Be the fragrance of her heart

Chorus
When the lamp of love is no longer
A central part of your home
When the beating heart of a mother
Has left this world too soon
That’s when for every tear that falls
Of a young boy, or young girl within
Sweetest memories form a new life poem
Allowing broken hearts to sing

© 2018 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

BROKEN HEART, STOP RUNNING (Song Lyrics)

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From the beginning we have all been loved
But somewhere along the way
We’ve listened to distant lies echoing
Lies which have led us astray

Why is it so hard to believe the truth
Why is it so hard to say
I believe in You, oh Lord and Saviour
When we hear Your voice today

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Oh broken heart stop running
Running, going nowhere
Distance may separate the man
But distance always leads somewhere
You may think you are safe
You may think you are free
But eventually you’ll be found out
Hiding; not hidden, never free

Every heart that has ever been broken
Broken, and in dark despair
Has a hidden and silent melody
Waiting to longingly share

Please leave the ninety-nine oh Lord, in love
Come find the wandering one
Lay him, lay her, upon Your strong shoulders
Close to the heart of God’s Son

Chorus
Oh broken heart stop running
Running, going nowhere
Distance may separate the man
But distance always leads somewhere
You may think you are safe
You may think you are free
But eventually you’ll be found out
Hiding; not hidden, never free

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

DOWN BY THE WATER’S EDGE (Song Lyrics)

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Sometimes Lord, I just don’t know what to say
Words are lost, hidden deep in this broken heart
So I’ll sing them within, may the melody rejoice
Come oh Lord, may joy’s lyrics be captured and used
Take my hand, and we’ll stroll where the waves depart

Down by the water’s edge, where the shore melds
The sea, and the sand disappear underfoot
Open my ears so I may hear Your wonderful truths
Open my eyes that I might see Your loving face
And footprints where my feet, I must by faith, put

Waves gently lap across our journey’s path
Washing and purging all that’s dark, my trial
The light of Your life draws me closer, darkness turns grey
I say I need help every day, that I need You
My prayer is lost in the seafoam of Your smile

I’m so blessed to know You, be known of You
What a beautiful moment etched in my mind
Sweet memories, sown in love, find their way to safety
Time passes slowly, the seagulls join in chorus
And with joy in Your word, I’m now aligned

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

I NEED YOU IN MY HEART

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I know of You, I’m known of You
In my mind, I’ve made a home
You’re in my thoughts
Oh Lord please come
And live within my heart

I need You in my heart
Not only in the recesses
Of a room so filled with life
I need You in my heart
Deep down within my heart

O Father, please help me
I struggle every day
Just thinking how
How it will ever happen
Please build a stairway
And walk with me
Into my waiting heart

Take my hand
I can’t do it alone
I need You
To show me the way
Out of the bondage
Of my mind
Where I’ve kept You
And not let You
Have all the freedom
Your word commands

For You sent Your Word
And healed them
You sent Your Word
And healed me
And if I keep You
Out of my broken heart
How or who will ever complete me

Look Lord, come and see
I’ve opened the door to my heart
And I could only do it
Because You are here with me
And You softened
This hard, old heart
And brought freedom
Into eternity

Come and fill me
Come and flood me
Flood me with Your presence Lord
Stay in my heart
Never leave
And if I ever try to open
Affliction’s Gate again
Or refuse to walk down Trial’s Way
Please lock and throw away
The key

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

I’M SO THANKFUL

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Good morning Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit
It’s a beautiful, beautiful day
And when I survey Your wondrous creation
I’ll never run out of things to say

I’m so thankful that You first loved me
I’m so thankful You opened my eyes and caused me to see
I’m so thankful you’re healing my broken heart
I’m so thankful Lord, You’re restoring me

Each morning as dawn’s light breaks forth with new song
Whether grey skies forebode or sweet blush
I know as I step in tune with Your leading
Storms may come; but with You they will hush

I’m so thankful that You first loved me
I’m so thankful You opened my eyes and caused me to see
I’m so thankful you’re healing my broken heart
I’m so thankful Lord, You’re restoring me

And because You first loved me, I can love You
Myself and others too, Your command
See my living Saviour in Your precious word
And with healed heart, feel Your loving hand

Thankful Lord, I’m so thankful
Your love reaches to my very depths
Fills me with expectation
Dispelling every fear
Oh! Lord I’m forever grateful
You have promised to be near
And so I step into this brand new day
Lifting my voice with joyous cheer

© 2016 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

MAY GOD MEET EVERY PLACE

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May God meet every place
That your heart calls out for
Calls out for, calls out for
Let God meet every place
Let God

Nothing too big, nothing so small
He cares for one, He cares for all

Come see the place where the Lord lay
He’s not there, only fragrance remains
As your heart calls out, He’s listening
And waiting to loose prison’s chains

May God meet every place that your heart calls out for
May He whisper His love, may it reflect, adore
Every place that’s hidden, you think is out of sight
Every tear that’s falling, and every guilty plight
Every time you’ve cried out into the darkest night
You know He has promised onto you to shine light
Don’t give up, He’s alive, has keys to heaven’s store
And will mercifully, love, release on you more

Come see the place where the Lord lay
He’s not there, only fragrance remains
As your heart calls out, He’s listening
And waiting to loose prison’s chains

Nothing too big, nothing so small
He cares for one, He cares for all

May God meet every place
That your heart calls out for
Calls out for, calls out for
Let God meet every place
Oh! Won’t you let Him oh!
Bring joy upon your face

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

I LEFT MY HEART BEHIND (Song Lyrics)

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All the years we’ve been together
I’ve been unable to love you
Love you as I truly should have
Love as only a loved heart can
Hard to do when it’s bound in time
Fighting hard against God’s best plan

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I’m so very sorry
I left my heart behind
I left it in the past
Each beat left to unwind
But this heart is thawing
Life’s sunshine spreads its rays
Each beat can now rejoice
Safe in His healed ways

Each time it hurt and joy suppressed
When those memories came to haunt
I’d hide so very deep inside
Not caring for who I now am
So when love, it came a-calling
It brought me forth as God’s own lamb

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I’m so very sorry
I left my heart behind
I left it in the past
Each beat left to unwind
But this heart is thawing
Life’s sunshine spreads its rays
Each beat can now rejoice
Safe in His healed ways

Tears, they can no longer threaten
To wash and diminish the pain
My new heart can now receive yours
Don’t emotionally pull away
Our two hearts bound eternally
’Cause this love’s heart is here to stay

Chorus
I’m so very sorry
I left my heart behind
I left it in the past
Each beat left to unwind
But this heart is thawing
Life’s sunshine spreads its rays
Each beat can now rejoice
Safe in His healed ways

© 2016 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

THE STORY OF LOVE (A Song of Adoration)

The Story of Love

Love unlocked pretends to smile
And all the world, it passes by
People never see the pain
Etched deep within each silent sigh

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

When love, it rises and breaks free
Captures the moments of past history
It shares joyful pain and misery
And draws Him closer, closer to me

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

That’s when shadows of the rainbow hide
A heart intent on keeping love inside
But love breaks free, into arms open wide
And shines eternal glory on a heavenly Bride

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth