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 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

THIS STARRY NIGHT (Christmas Song Lyrics)

Elegant Christmas tree

It has all been leading up to this
This beautiful night, this starry night
The story unfolds, salvation comes
Mankind’s sin, in love, to send to flight

This starry night, upon lonely hill
That hears a shepherd cry
The sheep find comfort
This starry night
Creation breaks forth
Hallelujah
Triumphant cry

Beautiful night, a new beginning
Love permeates the earth and darkness
We didn’t comprehend our great need
Till opened eyes saw we were heartless

This starry night, upon lonely hill
That hears a shepherd cry
The sheep find comfort
This starry night
Creation breaks forth
Hallelujah
Triumphant cry

In truth, love and joy, we have this hope
None other could have ever given
Immanuel, Christ with us, He came
So one day we could be forgiven

Come hear the little babe
Come see His wonderful Name
God came down
Pure love adorned
A babe fit for His future crown

This starry night, upon lonely hill
That hears a shepherd cry
The sheep find comfort
This starry night
Creation breaks forth
Hallelujah
Triumphant cry

© 2017 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

YOUR BANNER SINGS SWEET LOVE

heart of love

I’m so thankful
For what You’ve done for me
Healed and forgiven
You have set me free

For so many years
I had struggled
To find my identity
Searching midst the ruins
Of what I’d done to me

That’s what I believed
Deep in my thoughts
Something I had, hadn’t done
Kept me from being free
And knowing what was won

Yet, You Lord, waited
Waited for me
For me to see, know the truth
To understand, believe
Not live in lies of youth

It’s been a journey
Of love searching
And gently leading, You called
Waiting for love to hear
With you ‘I am enthralled’

Little by little
Thought by thought
Love poured down from above
Mist finally cleared
Your banner sings sweet love

Oh! I’m so thankful
For what You’ve done for me
Healed and forgiven
You have set me free

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

I SEE YOUR LOVE

I see Your love in the morning light
Shining through the leaves
The birds are singing
It’s fresh new day
I love You Lord
Please light my way

I see Your love in the noon-day sun
Warmth upon my skin
Flowers glistening
Dew invisible
I love You Lord
Your love fills full

I see Your love in the night-time breeze
Softness, sunset hues
Silhouettes scatter
Deep echoes calling
I love You Lord
All forgiving

I see Your love all day and night long
Always by my side
Through the joys and tears
Eyes deflecting strife
I love You Lord
For my sweet life

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

THE SHEEP OF YOUR PASTURE (Song Lyrics)

sheep sheep face face

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

 

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

PLEASE STAY

PLEASE STAY image

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

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

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