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

THE SHEEP OF YOUR PASTURE (Song Lyrics)

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You draw us into the heart of love
From a life of darkness, void of love
We hear a gentle whisper, a call
Finding ourselves face to face, we fall

Fall into life, never before breathed
Our restless hearts are no longer grieved
Hope arises, salvation is birthed
Moving through Spirit from cursed to blessed

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

A moment in time, already planned
Something so wonderful, something grand
You spoke, a new creature came alive
And then joy sprung forth, joy to revive

A journey begins, a babe in Christ
We learn of a pure Lamb sacrificed
Each day brings us a revelation
As we read Your Word, jubilation

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

Then come storms and trials, we question
Where we dwell in Your resurrection
Digging deeper Your light shines upon
You then show us that we have been won

And because of Jesus, we are safe
To live as good wheat, no longer chaff
All has been placed lovingly inside
Wholeness, healing, forgiveness inside

Chorus
We are Your people
We are Your sheep
You lead us to green pasture
As You said You would
We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

We’ll sing sweet praises
We’ll give You thanks
Oh! How we love You
Our future secure

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

‘So we Thy people and sheep of Thy pasture will give Thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth Thy praise to all generations’. Psalm 79:13

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Love

THE PRICE OF LOVE

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Love’s price, no, we cannot comprehend
How much our Father loved us to send
Son Jesus, it hurt, He hid His face
Suffering sent, to die in our place

Before His death, Hosannas rang forth
Palm leaves were laid, as He headed north
Footsteps leading to both pain and joy
Passed through angelic voice to destroy

Some loved Him from overflowing hearts
Others despised Him, spoke fiery darts
Forward He went, with you on His mind
Came obediently, others to find

Till, at the appointed time, He was
With presence of His disciples ‘twas
At Bethany, a dear woman there
Drew close to pour ointment on His hair

And she poured pure sweetness on His head
Costly ointment on Him, she did shed
And the Lord knew the love in her heart
A place in His story did impart

Oh Lord! Help us to fragrance our lives
With the droplets fallen from your sides
Wash away all that is in darkness
And Your Power, Love, Sound Mind harness

We are so blessed to know only You
Covered in safety, not what is due
You’ve given so much, for us, no cost
Life, forgiveness, since Your blood was lost

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Love, Photography, Poems, Songs

PLEASE STAY

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You washed me white as snow
You took my stains away
Oh Lord, I love You so
Please stay

You held me as I wept
My pain and grief You bore
My heart cried out to You
Please stay

I could not see for tears
All that You’d done for me
Your life You sacrificed
Please stay

Please help me see the truth
Please help my unbelief
Please heal my broken heart
Please stay

(Insert your name here), open your eyes
I spoke these words for you
It is finished, and all that I’ve done
Has given you the victory
In Me, you’ve already won
And I won’t leave you
I won’t ever forget you
Our Father, He sent Me for you
And We’ve loved you ere the world begun
Over your life, Our love. We’ve sung

So now I say to you
Please stay
Please stay
I’ve healed your heart
Poured My love in
I’ve sealed your life
Cleansed you from sin
Please stay
Please stay

© 2019 Words and Image 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, Healing, Hope, Songs, Trials & Blessings

JUST CAN’T SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT (Song Lyrics)

flower violet nature

Chorus
The more I try
My feet are pointing in the wrong direction
I want to do right
But just can’t seem to shake it off
Just can’t seem to get it right
O Lord, help my unbelief

I know so many are struggling
With this very thing
Wanting to please You forever
Obedient in everything

I’m not the only one, O no!
But I feel alone
So, so tired of fighting against
All that tries to usurp Your throne

Chorus
The more I try
My feet are pointing in the wrong direction
I want to do right
But just can’t seem to shake it off
Just can’t seem to get it right
O Lord, help my unbelief

The closer I think I become
The further away
You appear, Your light, it soon fades
O Lord, at Your feet, I now lay

Draw me out of every bondage
Let the chains be gone
Forgive all sin, iniquity
Increase my faith to trust upon

I know this battle is not mine
It belongs to You
Strengthen me to believe the truth
So I may follow You anew

Chorus
The more I try
My feet are pointing in the wrong direction
I want to do right
But just can’t seem to shake it off
Just can’t seem to get it right
O Lord, help my unbelief

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Loss, Love, Songs

A MOTHER’S LOVE (Song Lyrics)

mother child help

Chorus
When the lamp of love is no longer
A central part of your home
When the beating heart of a mother
Has left this world too soon
That’s when for every tear that falls
Of a young boy, or young girl within
Sweetest memories form a new life poem
Allowing broken hearts to sing

’Cause when is ever the right time
A child, no matter their age
Will understand their mother’s heart
And how she lived out her days

The first time your eyes made contact
With eyes of abandoned love
Never sensing what lay ahead
Or the sleepless night-time hours

Beaming over the wobbly steps
Soft treasures of little hands
All the funny faces between
All the words forming inside

The scraped knees, the tears, and the smiles
Bunny rugs, favourite toys
Adventures beyond heart’s desire
Prepared for school days ahead

The projects, best friends, and parties
Homework, and then changing days
Features, they’re coming and going
Clingy fingers separate

Through the days, the sulks, and the trials
Who could you always run too
Dear mother’s heart ’twas always there
Floury apron, cookies, love

Chorus
When the lamp of love is no longer
A central part of your home
When the beating heart of a mother
Has left this world too soon
That’s when for every tear that falls
Of a young boy, or young girl within
Sweetest memories form a new life poem
Allowing broken hearts to sing

Then one day you’re out on your own
School’s finished, career may start
Or study, or marriage, or move
She’s still Mother Dear to you

Disagreement may come between
Two lives are visibly bound
Many days may pass in silence
To mother, you’re still her child

So all I can say in closing
From someone whose loss is great
It doesn’t matter the years since
Parting, it happens, it’s real

Love her while you can, just let go
Of pain, or unforgiveness
Forgive, restore any love lost
Your mother’s heart beats for you

Take her hand in yours, remember
All the times she helped you through
Keep love’s memory locked deep down
May thinking of her bring a smile

Though it might not have always been
Harmony on every side
Maternal love’s like a flower
Be the fragrance of her heart

Chorus
When the lamp of love is no longer
A central part of your home
When the beating heart of a mother
Has left this world too soon
That’s when for every tear that falls
Of a young boy, or young girl within
Sweetest memories form a new life poem
Allowing broken hearts to sing

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

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

FORGIVENESS IS BEAUTIFUL (SONG LYRICS)

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Like summer days in winter
Like a spring day in fall
Like desert roses blooming
Forgiveness covers all

Forgiveness is beautiful
It lets the loving flow
Something we must ever do
Of this I surely know

Forgiveness is beautiful
It lets the healing flow
Down into the very depths
Where only faith can go

Chorus
So let your heart forgive
It may be hard to do
But with help from above
You’ll find all things made new

Forgiveness is beautiful
Releases all bondage
Ties that once held painfully
Severed from Satan’s rage

Forgiveness is beautiful
Meanders through each life
Allows God’s mercy and grace
To wash clean from all strife

Chorus
So let your heart forgive
It may be hard to do
But with help from above
You’ll find all things made new

Like summer days in winter
Like a spring day in fall
Like desert roses blooming
Forgiveness covers all

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

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

LOVE DRAWS ME TO THE CROSS (Song Lyrics)

cross sunset silhouette

Chorus
I’m on my way to the cross
I’m on my way to the cross
The road is paved with trials
Valleys of sorrow, and mountains of strife
But love draws me to, joy draws me to
The cross of the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

I fought, I bought, I was lost
In a world of empty peace
Didn’t know I was so lost
Till I saw where Love had stood

I heard Jesus was coming
By then, He’d opened my eyes
Falling into outstretched arms
I let go, I’m free, now found

Every day the cross calls me
Father is drawing my heart
To abide in His shadow
The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Chorus
I’m on my way to the cross
I’m on my way to the cross
The road is paved with trials
Valleys of sorrow, and mountains of strife
But love draws me to, joy draws me to
The cross of the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Songs

YOUR ASSISTANCE IN MY RESISTANCE

lifebuoy

I look around
Where, where am I going?
I can’t hear Your voice
I don’t seem to be growing
Oh! Lord, come rescue me
Inside my head I’m groaning
Fed up with merry-go-round existence
And You’re growing weary of my resistance??
Come rescue me

Son, daughter, oh! thou searching one
You’re rescued so stop looking back
Reach your hand a little further
I’m waiting, My heart is not slack
I’m waiting, there’s nothing I lack
No, there’s nothing, nothing I lack

Where are You Lord?
Your footsteps are hidden
I’m crying inside
And the tears are forbidden
Oh! Lord come rescue me
I’m trapped, and so guilt-ridden
How can I keep surviving the distance?
Only through Your love, power and assistance
Come rescue me

Son, daughter, oh! thou searching one
You’re rescued so stop looking back
Reach your hand a little further
I’m waiting, My heart is not slack
I’m waiting, there’s nothing I lack
No, there’s nothing, nothing I lack

So You are here?
Really, truly with me?
Lord, the cloud is gone
Enabling me to now see
Oh! Lord, You rescued me
And in You I can now be
More faithful in my love and persistence
And hear Your sweet voice at heaven’s insistence

At peace as the sun scatters all my fears
And new revelation dries all of my tears
You rescued me, You rescued me
Reached down, and I reached up
But only because, and only because
Your hand lifted mine to entwine with Yours
And turned my mourning into jubilant cheers
Turned my mourning into jubilant cheers

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV