A Chorus of Heaven’s Love

Star Flower

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

The Beauty of a Single Flower Captures My Imagination

Butterfly Wings

Butterfly wings

Orchid dream

Heart of gold

Thoughts within

Arms to hug

Speckled love …

Fluorescent snowfall

Petals glisten

Fly away

Freedom

Peace settling on tiny velvet rivers

Stability

Balance

Creation

Perfection

… and the list goes on

MY HEART BEATS A PERFECT MELODY (Song Lyrics)

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Merciful God, You are my Father
To You and You alone, my hands are raised
In awe my mouth, it utters sweet praises
I fall into Your waiting heart of love

Chorus
Oh! Oh! Oh!
My heart beats a perfect melody
Orchestrated from love’s foundation
The foundation of the greatest love
Bound into each breath of creation

Merciful God, Your beloved Son came
To heal every broken heart, even mine
Eyes He opened, prisons no more captive
I fall into this knowledge of Your love

Chorus
Oh! Oh! Oh!
My heart beats a perfect melody
Orchestrated from love’s foundation
The foundation of the greatest love
Bound into each breath of creation

Merciful God, Your Spirit brings comfort
And I, Your child, feel the Shepherd’s safe arms
As He enlightens my life’s precious path
I fall into the presence of Your love

Chorus
Oh! Oh! Oh!
My heart beats a perfect melody
Orchestrated from love’s foundation
The foundation of the greatest love
Bound into each breath of creation

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

YOU’VE MADE MY LIFE INTO A TAPESTRY OF GOLD (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus
You’ve made my life into a tapestry of gold
You’ve made my days so new and banished days of old
You’ve taken everything from me I didn’t hold
And brought me into Your sweet and eternal fold

Before I was known in earth
Before the world began
You loved me, cherished me
For me had an awesome plan

And then Love, You hand-stitched me
Placed all intricately
Blew on my finished frame
New life in my family tree

Chorus
You’ve made my life into a tapestry of gold
You’ve made my days so new and banished days of old
You’ve taken everything from me I didn’t hold
And brought me into Your sweet and eternal fold

All was well in innocence
Then I started changing
Wanting things my own way
Undoing Your arranging

Every little stitch that I
Tried to call my own, it
Undid each stitch You wove
And my life, no longer fit

Chorus
You’ve made my life into a tapestry of gold
You’ve made my days so new and banished days of old
You’ve taken everything from me I didn’t hold
And brought me into Your sweet and eternal fold

I realized I was wrong
This tapestry, now dull
No more stitches of gold
Just old and drab and null

And so I cried to the Lord
I’m sorry, please rescue me
Sew threads of heaven’s love
And may gold again I see

Bridge
Unfold my life dear Lord
Unfold it till it glows
Glows with all of heaven’s light
And joy forever flows

Chorus
You’ve made my life into a tapestry of gold
You’ve made my days so new and banished days of old
You’ve taken everything from me I didn’t hold
And brought me into Your sweet and eternal fold

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Layers of Love

Beach 3
Bundles of joy
And rays of light
Perfection breaks forth
And scatters the night

Layers of depth
Express delight
Darkness, it gives up
Yes, without a fight

Beauty shines down
Everything’s bright
Even through the clouds
A glorious sight

Layers of love
All’s well, just right
Oh! Love, He came down
Embracing us tight

Look up and live
No longer fight
Heaven has declared
And released the Light

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

BEYOND THE REALMS OF COMPREHENSION (A Song for the Doubting)

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It’s true, nothing is confusing
Even if you don’t understand
’Cause in six days He made it all
According to His wonderful plan

Oh! Are you having difficulty
Believing you are loved, wanted?
Is life too much to comprehend
Your heart wants to be enlightened?

Chorus
Beyond the realms of comprehension
His life, His death and resurrection
Bring to knees and sweet reflection
Beyond the realms of comprehension

Are you travelling all alone
Along life’s path of distraction?
Is your heart broken in pieces?
Only God has your salvation

Yes, you may feel lost, defeated
And things may seem backward, it’s true
But there is hope, your cry answered
And a heart of gold awaits you

Chorus
Beyond the realms of comprehension
His life, His death and resurrection
Bring to knees and sweet reflection
Beyond the realms of comprehension

May words, ‘Help me Lord’, be uttered
Shouted out or kept deep within
As long as you are surrendered
You’ll soon be sweet Jesus’ kin

Bridge
Oh! Beyond the realms of comprehension
Just rest in the knowledge that He knows all
It won’t matter if you falter
If your hand’s in His hand, you won’t fall

Chorus
Beyond the realms of comprehension
His life, His death and resurrection
Bring to knees and sweet reflection
Beyond the realms of comprehension

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Sweet Notes of Thankfulness (again)

This what I was going to post this morning :-

WHEN A LEAF (LIFE) DIES

Leaf falling
Life stalling
Wound heals
Others pass by
And only you are left
To wither and die

But

The Lord had me go through my posts and place this before you again (from March this year)

Now there are two to read … sadness, self-pity, perceived reality … watching as others live life without you

and … pure blessedness of reality, the truth of reality … thankful to be alive and a child of the living God … a God who supplies all of my needs in Christ Jesus

I, by faith opt for the second one

Have a beautiful day and may the Lord meet all of your needs for yourself and your loved ones in Christ Jesus

SWEET NOTES OF THANKFULNESS

Sweet Notes of Thankfulness

Shining into the darkness of despair

My precious Lord shines His light with care

Shining hope into darkest recess

Love more brilliant, hopelessness less

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A gift of eternal healing blest

And nothing could ever compare with the best

The only One, Eternal Love

Beautifully offered from heaven above

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Never fear leaving the darkness behind

Never fear stepping into the light, so tenderly kind

Love will protect you, each purposeful footprint

Don’t look back, take His hand, His nailprint

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Yes, the nailprint with your name adoringly engraved

Protected from harm, Yet in agony He saved

Saved you from that darkness of dark bondage

Has given you freedom, you’re released from the cage

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So lift your freed voice, lift praises high

May the sweet notes of thankfulness drift into the sky

For He once drew a last breath, drawn for pre-loved future kin

And covered us humbly, beautifully ……. all who believe in

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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There’s a little ant upon the waiting rosebud

Creation in its glory … the wonders of life

His Song

Look UpSoftly, softly sings my Saviour,
Sings my Saviour, soft to me,
Sending words of comfort daily,
Through the whisper of the trees.

I hear the bees a-buzzing,
Amidst the jasmine vine,
Sweet, perfumed snow-buds of fragrance,
A chorus so divine.

He’s in the falling dew,
That refreshes thirsting life,
He’s in the greatly chirping birds
Their songs announcing strife.

The blades of grass a-swaying,
In breezes He brings forth,
Carrying echoes of love and joy,
Peace flows down from upper north.

He brings music to my ears,
And causes me to hear,
For everything that has His touch,
Gifts of song, new life, brings near.

The golden harps of dawn,
The twilight dusky bells,
Little creatures just being themselves,
The dry leaves sailing effortlessly down,
The roses lifting sweet perfume,
The clouds a-billowing past,
The distant cry of a lonely dog,
The beat of a winged butterfly,
The lorikeet, the kangaroo,
…. Sweet melody in a kitten’s purr.

My Lord, my Lord, Thou art beautiful,
Open mine ears so I will perceive,
This pure delight, this spotless sight,
Singing songs of pure love … I receive.

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)