LET’S TURN THIS ALL AROUND (Song Lyrics)

peace dove window glass

The days are growing darker and darker
It is taking more and more strength to see
So much is happening daily, hourly
How will this affect friends, family, me

It’s not too late
Whilst there is breath
To turn this all around
Around
Father waits for us
Waits for us
That we be found
Living and moving and being in Christ

Threats of war, earthquakes, viruses not seen
Told to do this, do that, follow blindly
Faces once smiling, now crudely concealed
No more hugging allowed, sadness set free

Words no longer flow amongst our friendships
Relationships have changed much, doors have closed
And yet, strangely through it all, love prevails
And all that’s hidden is being exposed

It’s not too late
Whilst there is breath
To turn this all around
Around
Father waits for us
Waits for us
That we be found
Living and moving and being in Christ

Yes, the Lord knows the hearts of everyone
Nothing we are thinking, can escape Him
Man cannot plan, deceive, confuse mankind
Without Father’s knowledge, He’ll reveal them

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Let’s turn this all around
Around, around
Church, rise up, you’re on solid ground
Let’s take our armour and stand firm
The battle is the Lord’s, shout it out
Affirm

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

Our Family Tree (A Prayer for Renewal)

lone tree

Being one, yet leaves of plenty
This tree is alive; but lives in dryness
Oh! Rain down Your blessings
Blessings abundant
Waters of hope and perfected healing
Raindrops of grace, Your mercy, reviving
Lord please lift this tree
From the plains so lifeless
Within no compassion, no hope, only powerless
And plant it beside still waters of loveliness
Feed it, support it, protect it
Don’t abandon it
Dullness to brilliance, emptiness to fullness
Old to new
No longer crushed but living in pureness
And the leaves that were falling
Lost in unrelenting winds of deception
Now can feed others, a family renewed
A family forgiven
The love of a family

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

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