Love Forgiven

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How can I describe the beauty of His love?
It envelops with the touch of soft velvet
It protects with the fierceness of approaching danger
It surrounds with a peace unseen, unknown
Oh! The Father’s love is love

Love forever grounded
Love forever living
Love everlasting freedom
Love forever giving

Worship Him with wings of song
Let your joy flutter softly heavenwards
Radiantly shining, praise and adoration
Little butterflies of your love
In sweetness a savor floating

Pureness of the early morning dew
The great black cockatoo heralds a brand new day
The wondrous cries in perfect blueness
Reach out and receive Him
He won’t turn away

In the quietness of the day
Stop
Rest. Let His arms softly cradle
Listen for whispers gently spoken
And know the Father’s Word is love

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Living Water

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Should we never stop to wonder
Of our Saviour’s love for us
Should we never thirst nor hunger
Seek His pardon, that, we must

When our very lives are draining
Into the sea of no return
When we feel like we are drowning
Living water flowing heals us, to You we turn

Please let your Living Water flow
Throughout our lives and in those we know
Cleanse us with Your Living Word
We praise the Lord for the moment first heard

Thank you for drawing us from the darkened pit
Thank you for causing our paths to be lit
Lit by the light of Your immutable Way
Take our hands we might falter, a promise forever, be our stay

Upon the path scattered with countless treasures, love and gold
Too much, too beautiful and in our hands they unfold
For these perfect gifts would slide right out of our lives
Unless our hand is in Your hand, held by scars of strife
-And they will only be ours, when they rest in Your life-

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Joy Abundant

Joy Abundant
Oh! Fill us with Your joy abundant
Sing to us that heavenly song
And when the morning reigns triumphant
You’ll be with us ’fore too long

Oh! Fill us with Your power of might
Reveal to us things not seen nor heard
And when the evening dawns, a new Light
Majestic is Your glorious Word

Our sin, dearest Lord, You have lovingly taken
Nailed it to that barren tree
Wondrous God, You have not forsaken
Eternally sheltering, we bow on bended knee

 

Once Upon a Winter’s Heart

Once Upon A Winter's Heart
Blustery winds beat relentlessly against the pane
And this heart lost within itself sighs wearily
But I am resting safely ‘neath protective wings
Of One who loves me dearly

Oh! Coldness of night and darkness of day
Treasures that draw my oft times wandering eye
If it were not for His love and amazing grace
They might just steal this breath away

And So I thank You, my Father, my Father of mine
For Your nearness, in the furnace of fiery trials
Thawing out deep recesses of once dying frost
Sweetness of warming gift, my heart, it defrosts

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Alone I Sit

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Upon the housetop, loneliness prevails
Understand I can’t, of coldness in death
Where is the love that once fulfilled
All of life’s dreams and promises said

Does this mean that I won’t be missed
Does this mean that talk is not meant
Compassion and true fellowship I desire
Yet emptiness of doubt surrounds me still

Oh! To be loved, as Christ first loved us
Within our family which we hold so dear
May the peacefulness of love prevail
Answer hopelessness and fill with joy

Shall the truth meet with our hearts
Comfort us in feelings, humbled thou art
Yes Jesus loves us, of that I am sure
May that be enough, eternally secure

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Abandon

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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

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

A Light, It Shineth

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Belongeth us to Him, the King?
Then down on bended knee we bow
Surrendering our total, very being
All we have is forever, now

Sing Oh! glorious saints of His
Bring praises, praises; cry aloud
Shelter in His righteousness only
Watch for He cometh in a cloud

Dare we cast our glances downwards?
Following where our feet have been
Forever heaven-wards shall we be watchful
Eye shall then see what no eye hath seen

Delivereth us, our beautiful Saviour
Into pastures, green with love
Oh! Your mighty saving presence
Sent from our dear Father above

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

He Meets Me

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And He meets me where I’m at
Along the shoreline of each heartbeat
Seas roll in, He says, ‘No more’
‘Peace be still, feel My hand, not the heat’

And He meets me with each thought
Dispels every lie from perfect truth
Storms roll in, He says, ‘Don’t fear’
‘Let Me fill your mind with renewed youth’

And He meets me in each step
As I walk the path lit by His word
Sometimes, darkness closes in
He says, ‘Listen to the way you’ve heard’

And He meets me through my sight
Gives me beauty that’s too much to bear
And when I feel overwhelmed
He says, ‘’Tis for you, this love to wear’

And He meets me in each sound
Orchestral heights or softest quietness
A small, still voice can be heard
‘Through each trial, I’m always here to bless’

And He meets me in my heart
Breaking down the cold, mountainous wall
He says, ‘I love you, my child’
‘And I will answer you when you call’

Yes, He meets me everywhere
And I could go on and on and on
Through touch and smell
Through each word spoken
’Tis Him I lean upon

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

A Chorus of Heaven’s Love

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Can you see the bars ‘cross heaven
Where the starry notes are laid
Each little sound, so reminiscent
Creation’s song which He first made

Flickering starlights, melodies pure
Reach eyes forth and discover His Word
Only in the darkest hour
Chorus seen, sight unheard

Some of us … in the deepest night
Some … in the light of day
Only those who pass through the grey, will
Forever see the love of His way

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Forever A Rosebud …

Forever A Rosebud ...

(A beautiful rose from the dozen that my darling husband came home with … two bunches in one day.
This one’s definitely not a rosebud forever … it’s opening in radiant beauty.)

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Thank you so much to all who made my birthday an extra special one yesterday …
I am so grateful for the new friendships I have formed over this year …
You are truly a gift from God … you are there when my heart is full of joy … you are there when my heart is overflowing with tears … may you be blessed always … please know I am (to the best of my ability), there for you … if you ever need prayer … just let me know xxxx

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FOREVER A ROSEBUD
A tiny rosebud fell near my feet
Just the other day
Broken just before it bloomed
Yet so perfect in every way

It never did unleash its beauty
Just sat in water staring
And all of the glory and perfume possessed
Were kept wrapped up, not for sharing

The petals they remained intact
Not one of them unfolded
Such wondrous beauty left unspoken
Such beauty lovingly moulded

And so it is with all who say
We are Christ Jesus’ and His alone
We fall from the Vine
Sometimes broken and bruised
Sometimes finding we are on our own lonely path
And unless we return and walk in His steps
Confessing Him
Grasping His hand
Our beauty, compassion and growth
Fragrance for our Lord
Remains hidden

© 2012 Liana Wendy Howarth

(in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)