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THE ROSE IN MY GARDEN (Song Lyrics)

red rose

There’s a rose in my garden
Radiating the Saviour’s blood
And with dying thorns, it shadows
Flooding hearts, with Father’s love

Come sit beside the rose
Come humbly, bow your head
Let fragrance emitted
Dry all the tears you’ve shed

Reach out, touch the softness
It opened just for you
And like hands from above
Says, come, I’ll make you new

My thorns will not pierce you
For they’ve already pierced
The life of dear Jesus
Upon His head they laid

There’s a rose in my garden
Radiating the Saviour’s blood
And with dying thorns, it shadows
Flooding hearts, with Father’s love

In His dying body
Infused with so much pain
He took all your sorrows
So you, His life, could gain

But death, it could not hold
The perfect Son of God
He’s risen, He’s risen
The dark grave could not hold

So don’t you be frightened
Of any thorny trial
All pain has been removed
Love pours from Calvary’s hill

Jesus, came to save
Jesus, came to heal
Jesus, died so we
Could in His presence, kneel

There’s a rose in my garden
Radiating the Saviour’s blood
And with dying thorns, it shadows
Flooding hearts, with Father’s love

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Promise, Trials & Blessings

FEAR NOT

blue flowers

I lie awake
My heart is beating
It sings a song
I know it’s waiting
To hear the voice
Of One who loves me
I must be still
Oh heart, be still

Be still from fear
Still from dread
Still from wondering
What’s going on in my head
Still from the trials
Of everyday life
Be still and receive
Be still, receive

’Cause my God has given me
Straight from His heart
So many promises of Fear Nots

Fear Not, a beautiful flower
Full of perfume, and lingering fragrance
Held together in heavenly bunch
Forever, and ever with scarlet red ribbon
Bound to sweet Forget-Me-Not

I know I am loved, I must fear not
I am not abandoned, no, I am not forgotten
He’s planted His gift
Of Fear Nots, Forget-Me-Nots
Deep within the stillness of this willing, waiting heart

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Love, Songs, Trials & Blessings

YOUR HEART WILL BE FILLED WITH HIS LOVE (Song Lyrics)

winter fun

Chorus
Bow down
Look up
See His smiling eyes
Bow down
Give Him praise
Then your heart will be filled with His love
O Your heart will be filled with His love

Come to Jesus
He is Your Saviour
Let Him be Your Lord
Come to Him
Lay your burdens down
Come to Him

Come to Jesus
Rest your weary head
Open up your heart
Come to Him
Do not fear dear child
Come to Him

Chorus
Bow down
Look up
See His smiling eyes
Bow down
Give Him praise
Then your heart will be filled with His love
O Your heart will be filled with His love

Come to Jesus
He brings forgiveness
Wrapped in Father’s love
Come to Him
Do not run away
Come to Him

Come to Jesus
He came just for you
To give you His peace
Come to Him
Bring your broken heart
Come to Him

He is your Healer
Your deliverer
He is Your Shepherd
Live and move
Have your being
In Him
In Jesus

Chorus
Bow down
Look up
See His smiling eyes
Bow down
Give Him praise
Then your heart will be filled with His love
O Your heart will be filled with His love

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Love, Poems, Songs, Trials & Blessings

STAY CLOSE TO ME

sleeping baby on a hand

Stay close to me
Stay by my side
Time is short
Do not fear

O child
Sweet child
I know it’s hard
I see your tears
Come closer
Feel my arms around you
My peace is yours
Can you believe?
Can you receive?
I love you so much
You
I am your Creator
I know your pain
I know your heart’s desire
I know your struggles
Come closer

Stay close to me
Stay by my side
Time is short
Do not fear

Sometimes
You have to let go
Even of those you love
I have them
I love them
More than you could ever know
Let go
Take my hand
It’s your life with me
They have their own
They have to find
And be found
Of Me
You cannot do it all
You cannot save them
You can only love them
And point them to Me
Through your love for Me

Stay close to me
Stay by my side
Time is short
Do not fear

Come closer

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Songs, Trials & Blessings

WHEN EYES ARE OPENED (Song Lyrics)

baby looking

When you come to a place in your life
And you’re not sure where you have been
When so much clutter, it surrounds you
Can seem more than you’ve ever seen
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

Chorus
When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Some say that this time will never pass
That gloomy skies will always reign
But ’tis also said, stars twinkle best
Darkest night, heaven’s window pane
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

Chorus
When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Time to let go, take the hand of love
He won’t let go, leave or forsake
Jesus will lead you through storms, through strife
Know you’re wanted, not a mistake
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

Chorus
When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Love, Songs, Trials & Blessings

CHRISTMAS TEARS (Song Lyrics)

tears dropping an instant picture

When you find yourself lost and alone
Upon the road of celebration
When those who know you, love you, leave you
Don’t see the tears you shed in silence
May the season draw you close, keep you
And fill you with joy’s jubilation

Chorus
Christmas tears, yes, we’ve all had them
When family and friends aren’t here
O Let the beauty of December
Find and release hidden Christmas cheer

Some footsteps may need to be taken
The horizon may look different too
The air will become so much sweeter
The birds will sing familiar tunes
Life will take on new meaning for you
When you let go, and embrace what’s true

Bridge
Christmas tears
May they become
Your Christmas story
Healing tears
Let them fall, into waiting ears
’Cause the dreams of all your yesteryears
In Jesus, are wrapped in His presence

So let Him dry them, oh my dear
No, there is nothing you need fear
Let Him turn them into tears of joy
Let’s begin again, this brand new year

Chorus
Christmas tears, yes, we’ve all had them
When family and friends aren’t here
O Let the beauty of December
Find and release hidden Christmas cheer

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Songs, Trials & Blessings

PRAISING IN DARKNESS (Song Lyrics)

door goal house entrance

Chorus
Thrown into the darkness through the deepest prison door
I’m crying out to God for help, please help, I cannot do this anymore
My feet are bound, I can’t move forth, hope sinks to the floor
But then sweet praise, it rises, to the One I adore

It’s so, so dark
The light has gone
Doesn’t matter
How dark the storm

I won’t be scared
He’s here with me
In dark turmoil
Or calming sea

Chorus
Thrown into the darkness through the deepest prison door
I’m crying out to God for help, please help, I cannot do this anymore
My feet are bound, I can’t move forth, hope sinks to the floor
But then sweet praise, it rises, to the One I adore

The door has closed
Nothing is clear
But His word says
I must not fear

How long, how long
Till heaven’s key
Unlocks the door
And sets me free

Bridge
Praising in darkness
I’ll pray and I’ll sing
Glory and honour
To Jesus my King
Glory and honour
I’ll pray and I’ll sing
Praising in darkness
My voice, love will sing

And until then
I’ll sing, sing, sing
Mountains will move
Bow to the King

Once held captive
Door opens wide
Finally free
Freedom inside

Chorus
Thrown into the darkness through the deepest prison door
I’m crying out to God for help, please help, I cannot do this anymore
My feet are bound, I can’t move forth, hope sinks to the floor
But then sweet praise, it rises, to the One I adore

© 2015 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

Acts 16
24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

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THE SONG OF THE SPARROW

sparrow bird animal
Little sparrow, hide your tears
Little sparrow, do not fear
Little sparrow, I am here
Little sparrow, I draw near

Spread your wings and fly to Me
Spread your wings and do not flee
Spread your wings forever be
Little sparrow, kept in Me

Through the darkness and the chill
Through the storms I hear your trill
You will hear Me, ‘Peace be still’
Little sparrow, in My will

Little sparrow, close your eyes
Little sparrow, no more sighs
Little sparrow, love defies
Little sparrow, new life flies

Spread your wings and trust in Me
Spread your wings and you will see
Spread your wings beautifully
Little sparrow, gracefully

Little sparrow, toils may come
Little sparrow, don’t succomb
Little sparrow, see the crumb
Little sparrow, Mine become

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

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