Sands of Time

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The cares of time
They do but fly
And cover the footsteps
Of our Lord Jesus Christ

Every day, every worry
Every pain, every cry
Each casts one more grain
And blears the weary eye

We are struggling to follow
His continuing steps
For we have allowed life
To cloud over and cover the prints

Push through, push against
This raging, relentless storm
For He does not fail
To leave us lost, leave us forlorn

tropical storm is coming

The wind howls, the battle worsens
The sand stings and cuts to our very core
But Oh! Do look heavenwards
For mercifully, He has given us wings

And as we fly high valiantly over
These trials and these woes
Those lost, covered footsteps
Catch our souls when found from above

If we try to step into something unseen
And our circumstances block our path
Look up, look up and see Jesus
Live above the trials and not in

So then we can be with Him
He strengthens our very weak strength
Hold on, hold on to Jesus
The author and finisher of our faith

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

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Step Into His Footprints

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Intensify my love for Thee,
Upon the misty shore,
Where Thou once walked with Divine footprints,
And left me desperately searching for more.

How can I follow Thee … at that,
Thy firmest plea of command?
Found in precious words of the Word,
(I need to see the way Thou hast taken),
To follow and there I’ll stand.

Help me Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
No fear given, no fear of any kind,
Clothed me so lovingly with priceless wonders,
Power, love and a disciplined mind.

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

‘For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.’ 2 Timothy 1:7 American Standard Version (1901)

‘There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love, because He first loved us.’ 1 John 4:18-19  American Standard Version (1901)