Tag Archives: emptiness

Am I Listening?

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I cannot explain
This emptiness, this pain
I long for Your presence
But feel it has left me

I feel so hollow
So alone, by myself
I’m hurting, dear Lord
And Your Word seems so distant

I read; but nothing is planted
I see words; but they allude me
I hear hymns; but they are for others
I need You, dear Lord, forgive me

Into tribulation we fall
Bringeth patience and
Experience that we might hope
Oh the love of God
To us You have given
Freely, freely
The gift of all time
Lord help me
To stop handing it
Handing it back to Thee
Oh! May my heart be joyful
And graciously accept grace
You have given Your life
Manifest in me

You have promised never to leave me
You have promised to always protect me
Rain down Your healing, Lord
Wash me afresh
I know I can never be clean enough
Looking through my eyes
Your eyes are pure, and Your light is golden
It shines through my heart
In which Your dear Son is hidden
It’s not me, I can do nothing
To enter Your Kingdom
I surrender my all, to You, my all is given

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

INHALING HIS EXHALATION (A Song of Joy)

INHALING HIS EXPIRATION

Chorus
Oh! Jesus make me to breathe in Your exhalation
Beautiful word from the mouth so true
May sweet peace then flood and fill me
Cleanse me, reshape me and make me new

Breathing in Your exhalation
With such joy and jubilation
Inhaling from the very depths of Thee
Into oh! Lord, the very depths of me

Chorus
Oh! Jesus make me to breathe in Your exhalation
Beautiful word from the mouth so true
May sweet peace then flood and fill me
Cleanse me, reshape me and make me new

When I’m empty, feeling lonesome
When the world has left me so bare
That’s when You, my precious, only Saviour
Enable love to come down ‘cause You care

Chorus
Oh! Jesus make me to breathe in Your exhalation
Beautiful word from the mouth so true
May sweet peace then flood and fill me
Cleanse me, reshape me and make me new

And You shower heaven’s fragrance
In and through and all around me
So that those whose lives are nearest, dearest
Will one day come to accept Whom I see

Chorus
Oh! Jesus make me to breathe in Your exhalation
Beautiful word from the mouth so true
May sweet peace then flood and fill me
Cleanse me, reshape me and make me new

So help me, help me, help me Lord
Empty me of all that heartbreaks
Then I will inhale Your mighty presence
And many will be healed of their heartaches

Bridge
How do we inhale His exhalation
Just bow your head and let yours go
Inhale exhalation freely
Inhale and know that He loves you so

Chorus
Oh! Jesus I’ve breathed in Your exhalation
Beautiful word from the mouth so true
Now sweet peace has flooded and filled me
Cleansed me, reshaped me and made me new

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

COME FIND YOUR PLACE IN MY HEART LORD (A Song for Times of Blue)

Come Find a Place in My Heart

Deep within the depths of blue
I’m lost and struggling without You
The blue becomes the deepest black
And shades of yellow line life’s track

Chorus
Come find Your place in my heart Lord
A heart bruised and torn, forlorn
Come find Your place in my heart Lord
Fill the emptiness that pain has torn
Cover life’s weariness that I’ve worn

I feel so lost, abandoned
As each day’s mysteries, they crush
And with each breath I take, they find
Deeper shades of blue amidst the rush

Deep within the depths of blue
I’m lost and struggling without You
The blue becomes the deepest black
And shades of yellow line life’s track

Chorus
Come find Your place in my heart Lord
A heart bruised and torn, forlorn
Come find Your place in my heart Lord
Fill the emptiness that pain has torn
Cover life’s weariness that I’ve worn

How can this treasure called life
Drain the very life out of me
It did until grace and mercy
Wrapped my heart with Your symphony

O You found the place within my heart
A heart now healed and not forsaken
You found the place within my heart
Filled the emptiness darkness had taken
Replaced life’s weariness with joy given

And now the only blue remaining
Is the sweet echo of distant tears
Flowers and dreams sent from heaven
Sunny days, blue skies, no more fear

O sunny days, blues skies, no more fear

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

THE BROKEN MIRROR OF MY HEART (A Song of Reflection)

THE BROKEN MIRROR OF MY HEART

Shards of brokenness fill my heart
And each piece glitters and bears a part
Of emotions entwined with sadness and pain
I fall to the ground, life will never be the same
O I fall to the ground, life will never be the same

Look, lift a piece, you won’t be hurt
Take it into the light, out of the dirt
Hold it up, hold it up, a broken life revealed
Let the warmth of the sun enter deep where it’s healed
O let the warmth of the sun enter deep where it’s healed

Chorus
So can you see yourself
Where pain once dwelled
Does the reflection of my emptiness
Open old memories on which you once dwelled
You’ve offered sweet love
And become the very part
Holding together
The broken mirror of my heart
The broken mirror of my heart

But now with your love’s tenderness
My brokenness has surrendered
Surrendered and it’s flooded, flooded with light
Allowing sweet joy to captivate yesterday’s night
O allowing sweet joy to captivate yesterday’s night

Chorus
So can you see yourself
Where pain once dwelled
Does the reflection of my emptiness
Open old memories on which you once dwelled
You’ve offered sweet love
And become the very part
Holding together
The broken mirror of my heart
The broken mirror of my heart

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

What is Love

What is LoveEmptiness deep within
Not fulfilled not seen
Searching desperate
To fill the void
Hurting hearts
Lives destroyed
Longing moment by moment
Where is the peace
Where is the joy
Sadness follows all our footsteps
Hand in hand with silent tears
Everywhere seeing people smiling
We smile too
A smile with sad eyes
Valleys once filled with laughter
Flowers of happiness
Trees of strength
Baby blue skies
And fluffy white clouds
Oh! Return unto us
Love once felt always
Words given freely
Making one feel warm and fresh
Alive to life
And joy fulfilling
Only You Lord can bring that breath

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

MARCH AROUND MY HEART LORD (A Song … A Plea)

March Around My Heart LordMarch around my heart Lord
For there’s no other way
To bring the walls of faithlessness
Down, allowing faith to stay

March around my heart Lord
Sweet trumpet of forgiveness blow
Shout with love and righteousness
Let salvation flow

March around my heart Lord
For there’s no other way
For this heart of emptiness
To be filled with hope, I pray

And march around my loved ones’ hearts
March until it’s done
Then broken walls will cause
To rise, the blessing of Your Son

And when the walls are down Lord
And light floods the brand new day
Your love will overflow Lord
And heal another’s way

… the walls of a once torn and broken heart
… the walls of a once torn and broken heart
… walls now guarding love in a mended heart
… walls now guarding love in a mended heart

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

“So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.” Joshua 6:20 KJV

Second Song … NOTHING IS TOO DEEP FOR JESUS

Nothing is Too Deep for JesusNo hole in the heart is too big
Too big for Jesus to fill
He never will leave you alone
Because He always
Will find you
Love you
Take you into His loving arms
Restore you … Bind you
And all the storms of your life
He will still

Chorus
So go on, empty all of your troubles
Empty them one by one
Cast all your cares upon Him
Jesus
God’s perfect Son

No hole in the heart is too big
Too big for Jesus to fill
His heart is never empty
His heart will always give
Love never ending
Wonders oh! so great
Just look into His beautiful eyes
See His pain, our pain
He cares
And always will

Chorus
So go on, empty all of your troubles
Empty them one by one
Cast all your cares upon Him
Jesus
God’s perfect Son

Fall into the heart of Jesus
Fall into His waiting heart
Fall into the heart of Jesus
His love to you He’ll impart
Fill you with
All that’s been missing
Fill all the empty tears
Fill you with love unimaginable
Release you from all of your fears

Chorus
So go on, empty all of your troubles
Empty them one by one
Cast all your cares upon Him
Jesus
God’s perfect Son

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

A Heart Closed

A Heart ClosedThis feeling of emptiness
Fills opened rivers
Rivers of dryness
Where tears have exhausted
The floodgates of time
Within this heart
Of such mixed emotion
And each shadow
Of melody in sadness
Sheds new light
On how very alone
I feel
I sought and thought
I had found
Love lost
Escaped
Returned once more
But alas
Mistaken
Love’s not found happiness
Unsettled
And leaves within me
Uncertainty
I’m shattered
And a wall surrounds my heart once more

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth