Fields of Plenty

Fields of Plenty

Fields of plenty are mine to adore
And blessings surround me, of this I am sure
Fed from the True Vine for evermore
All this because I opened the door

The door of my heart, where I heard a knocking
And who was without – the sovereign, divine King
Oh! He has entered for me, my very heart’s asking
Brought His Word to my life and now I can sing

Sing of His wondrous works done for me
Sing for He’s made me His for all eternity
Sing when I’m joyous or in sorrow on bended knee
Sing of His righteousness He fastened to that tree

On that tree that was laden with His misery of mocking
Little flowers lay waiting to soak up His loving
And where the blood was poured with bruising and hurting
Sprung up precious fields of plenty for me, all believing

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Please listen to this beautiful song (thanks Doug for recommending)
http://christiansongoftheday.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/love-grew-where-blood-fell.html

The Little Seed With the Biggest Heart (An Easter Poem for All Ages)

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The little seed slept by itself
Not sure where life would lead
Little did it know that one day soon
It would be planted, and humanity freed

That little seed, all bound and safe
Beneath the crumbling earth
Held captive in its memory
The story of our dear Saviour’s birth

It had laid silently, watching on
As days and years passed by
Awaiting its moment of beautiful glory
Before the world, when every heart would sigh

You see, that little, humble seed
Would soon be sown and grow
Into the most precious tree
Upon which love would eternally flow

Up and up and up it grew
And no-one paid attention
But that little seed with the biggest heart
Soon had a purpose within the story of salvation

’Cause it was cut down in its prime
And formed into the well known cross
Carrying mankind’s sins upon it
Feeling the pain of wounded blood loss

But even though that little seed
That became the most famous tree
Felt none of the turmoil, torture, rejection
It held in its arms … sweet mercy and grace for me

So as you remember what you’ve been shown
How Jesus died for everyone
Please know that only in receiving His forgiveness
Will your life be free, and victory won

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

OUT FLOWED LOVE AND FORGIVENESS (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus
Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

Born to die, so that I may live
I wandered on my merry way
Felt confident; but He showed me
I’d placed hard stones, they led astray

And I’d read all about His love
Yes, I’m loved and I’m forgiven
Enabled to trust my belief
Only briefly, so I’d listen

One day He apprehended me
I was sad, He came alongside
Put His arm on my weary frame
Unleashing hidden tears, I cried

Chorus
Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

He sent new friends and old alike
To comfort me in my distress
Dear child, your heart, it is broken
Let me heal, into My side, press

With eyes opened, I saw the truth
All that flowed out at Calvary
Within each of His dying breaths
Beat a life breath, for you, for me

Oh! You are the greatest Shepherd
This, Your lamb, follows You every day
Through fiery trials and sweet blessings
Oh! Dear Saviour, please lead the way

Chorus
Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

https://gotquestions.org/blood-water-Jesus.html

MY LOVE STORY FOR YOU (Song Lyrics)

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Don’t you know that before you were, I knew you
Don’t you know that I heard your very first cry
Your name was already etched in My story
And the days of your life, before Me did fly

I wove you with unfailing cords of My love
And whispered, you are special and meant to be
Before you left heaven’s protective dark pool
I poured in strength and the will to live, freely

Chorus
I was marred beyond recognition
I was marred with the deep stripes of sin
At the cross I died so you could live
And your lost heart for My Father, win

Look around at the beauty that surrounds you
Know that you’re beautiful, so beautiful too
The mirror and others may say otherwise
But they don’t understand your heart like I do

Don’t ever think you’re just passing through this land
Merrily, merrily, peace, peace and more peace
And one day ‘twill be over, yes finally
Because soon there will come a time of release

Chorus
I was marred beyond recognition
I was marred with the deep stripes of sin
At the cross I died so you could live
And your lost heart for My Father, win

Here is My love story, I wrote just for you
Listen closely to the words, let them enter
They are filled with My pure love everlasting
Let them enter, they will feed, clothe and shelter

And as you read and wonder where is the love
There’s only mention of cruel death on the cross
Remember I formed you, brought you forth with love
Through the cross, there’s new life for you in My loss

Chorus
I was marred beyond recognition
I was marred with the deep stripes of sin
At the cross I died so you could live
And your lost heart for My Father, win

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

STEPPING INTO GRACE (Song Lyrics)

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Step through the door before you
Fall into the arms of grace
Through the door which bore much pain
And where sin marred Beauty’s face

And when you’re through, praise the Lord
With opened eyes, all is new
Mercy that you’ve never seen
Waiting to envelop you

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

And it’s all of God, this gift
One gift that bears so many
Day after day His blessings
No need to pay for any

With each new changing dawning
Each breath through the turning sky
The depths of His love aplenty
Will to His heart draw you nigh

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

There will be days when you cry
And call His name silently
Unable to comprehend
Love that died on Calvary

Read His word and praise His Name
Be grateful eternally
Give thanks in everything
Love unconditionally

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

And joy will fill your being
In times of gladness or woe
The gift of grace Jesus gives
Will compel new seeds to grow

Yes, grace, grace, merciful grace
Woven in ways of pure gold
Etched upon each child of God
From world, through door, to His fold

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
Do not be afraid or question why
Just believe that’s where eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

JESUS HAS MY DESTINY (Song Lyrics)

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I have all things I need in me
All I was created to be
Nothing lacking and this I see
’Cause Jesus has my destiny

Yes Jesus has my destiny
He’s paid the price and set me free
Love forever, He’s captured me
And through cleansed eyes, I now can see

Yes through cleansed eyes, I now can see
How Jesus paid the penalty
Once I played disobediently
On life’s road, it disgusted me

On life’s road, it disgusted me
How I could live so carelessly
Praise God, He nailed it to the tree
Triumphantly, at Calvary

Triumphantly, at Calvary
My old life has abandoned me
Now living life has flooded me
’Cause Jesus has my destiny

Yes Jesus has my destiny
My destiny, my destiny
Yes Jesus came to rescue me
With all heaven’s sovereignty

I have all things I need in me
All I was created to be
Nothing lacking and this I see
’Cause Jesus has my destiny

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

HE LAY ROSE PETALS UPON MY HEART (A Song of A Healed Heart)

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Chorus
He lay rose petals
Upon my heart
Lay them gently
Not far apart
Perfect love
In fragrance dwelt
Left no room
For hopelessness
’Cause with every secret
Of darkness, He dealt
Oh! Jesus, every secret
Of darkness, He felt

All I could see were the dark, dark thorns
That hurt and tore at my Saviour’s heart
But He placed beauty and love in me
He lay rose petals upon my heart

All I could see were the tears He shed
Mingled with crimson in night-time day
Shed for each life ever created
Washing our sins and sorrows away

Chorus
He lay rose petals
Upon my heart
Lay them gently
Not far apart
Perfect love
In fragrance dwelt
Left no room
For hopelessness
’Cause with every secret
Of darkness, He dealt
Oh! Jesus, every secret
Of darkness, He felt

All I could see was my reflection
In eyes crying for His Father’s love
I’m so sorry, my Lord, Redeemer
I lift praises ’cause You’re now above

All I could see was pure emotion
Of Someone who’d always cared for me
What happened, happened, didn’t have to
But if it hadn’t, where would I be?

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Rose petals upon my broken heart
Have brought a peace and softness
Beautiful shades of heaven’s joy, a
Rose petal garden captivated

Chorus
He lay rose petals
Upon my heart
Lay them gently
Not far apart
Perfect love
In fragrance dwelt
Left no room
For hopelessness
’Cause with every secret
Of darkness, He dealt
Oh! Jesus, every secret
Of darkness, He felt

© 2015 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

ETERNITY WILL NEVER BE LONG ENOUGH (A Song of Love)

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And as I watched You hanging there
In all my sin, shame and despair
I saw all Father had You wear
Each breath harder on One so fair

Chorus
Eternity, eternity
Will never be long enough
There is nothing I can say
There is nothing I can do
To show how much I’m in love with You

You bled for me, You bled for me
Each thorn soaked through at Calvary
The pain, it pierced upon that tree
Love poured out for eternity

Chorus
Eternity, eternity
Will never be long enough
There is nothing I can say
There is nothing I can do
To show how much I’m in love with You

You could have left that place of woe
All heaven knew and now I know
But You didn’t breathe Your last flow
Until all darkness had to go

Chorus
Eternity, eternity
Will never be long enough
There is nothing I can say
There is nothing I can do
To show how much I’m in love with You

In that beautiful show of love
When saints cried out and praised above
No need for me to push and shove
You’ll always wait for me, Love’s love

Chorus
Eternity, eternity
Will never be long enough
No, there is nothing I can say
There is nothing I can do
To show how much I’m in love with You

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

MY LIFE, IT PIERCED YOUR HEART (A Song of the Cross)

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I stood there at the crossroads
Not knowing which way to turn
Follow the wide, wide road to pleasure
Or step onto the narrow way and of You Jesus, learn

My heart, it beat so loudly
I’m sure the angels could hear
Everyone was moving so quickly
Oh! My soul, make a decision, you have nothing to fear

Chorus
And as You hung there
You took a breath for me
You watched me turn away
It was more than I could bear
Deep within Your heart, a tear fell silently
But You knew that one day I would come to understand
How my life, it had pierced Your heart
Oh! How it had pierced Your heart
And sweet love then tore it apart

Nothing to fear on the narrow
Nothing to fear in Your steps
Just follow the light of Your glory
Fall into Your waiting arms and feel the love in its depths

But the wide road looks clearer
I see around the corner
The narrow way is dark and hidden
If I step on, I might not be able to go further

Chorus
And as You hung there
You took a breath for me
You watched me turn away
It was more than I could bear
Deep within Your heart, a tear fell silently
But You knew that one day I would come to understand
How my life, it had pierced Your heart
Oh! How it had pierced Your heart
And sweet love then tore it apart

Then I heard a still small voice
And the Lord, He took my hand
He helped me take my very first step
Along the now lit, flower strewn way to the Promised Land

Chorus
And as You hung there
You took a breath for me
You watched me turn away
It was more than I could bear
Deep within Your heart, a tear fell silently
But You knew that one day I would come to understand
How my life, it had pierced Your heart
Oh! How it had pierced Your heart
And sweet love then tore it apart

And my burdens, they lifted
As the path before me cleared
Now my eyes could beautifully see
And I listened to angelic songs, like I’d never heard

0h! Jesus, my dear Saviour
Thank you for rescuing me
I’m no longer at the world’s crossroads
Life and peace, love and joy have now drawn me eternally

Yes I pierced Your heart
And my back was turned on You
I totally ignored You
As I went about my day
But You breathed Your dying love
Upon me and opened up my heart
Allowing me to receive all things
All things You now impart
And so I thank you
From the bottom of this new, new heart
This heart You’ve washed and comforted
This heart that cries ‘Thou Art’
I cannot ever fathom
Why You would love me so
But I am ever thankful
Oh! Lord, I love you so
I just want You to know
I just want You, want You to know

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

BE GONE DARKNESS, BE GONE (A Song of Deliverance)

BE GONE DARKNESS, BE GONE

Be gone darkness, be gone
For the Lord has spoken life
Into the darkness so cold
In the coldness of my once dark heart
Be gone, darkness, be gone

This space is no longer yours
Don’t think about returning
So be gone darkness, be gone
The Light, He now lights this once dark heart
Be gone darkness, be gone

Chorus
Oh! Oh! Darkness gone, into light, I surrendered
Yes Jesus has my heart ‘cause He helped me surrender
Surrendered I am and by His grace always will be, will be
No longer wondering why I couldn’t see what I see, I see

He called me out of darkness
Into His marvellous light
Took my hand and led me out
It’s time for deception’s scales to fall
Be gone darkness, be gone

Life’s clarity now prevails
For darkness is no longer
All that’s been given now shines
With all that He gave at Calvary
Be gone darkness, be gone

Chorus
Oh! Oh! Darkness gone, into light, I surrendered
Yes Jesus has my heart ‘cause He helped me surrender
Surrendered I am and by His grace always will be, will be
No longer wondering why I couldn’t see what I see, I see

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth