Tag Archives: Fragrance from the Spring

For A Loved One Departed (Written For My Dear Mother)

The reflection of heaven’s rose garden

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Upon the branches of my heart
For you, this poem is written
The love you gave, the love you shared
The tenderness that softened

And on the paths that lead me there
Your footsteps are remembered
Guiding and advising me
You’ll never be forgotten

And on the leaves that bound my heart
My family life is written
Joy and pain, happiness and gain
The aroma will ever remind me

And on the petals of flowers found
Found wrapped around my heart
Sweet words of gentle encouragement
That trusted who I was

The aroma of those flowers linked
To leaves and branches and paths
Take me back to when you first left
Though not as often now
But the tears of dew that water my heart
Will always remember you

© 2010 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

The Sparrow Alone

beautiful sparrow

Upon the housetop
Silent and still
No one knows I abide here
I search past yonder hill

I am fed from within
I am watered from afar
My foothold is narrow
If I fall, I carry no scar

For my everlasting Saviour
Holds this dear sparrow apart
With His all-consuming love
I am lost within His heart

(in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)

“I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.” Psalm 102:7 KJV

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Our Family Tree (A Prayer for Renewal)

lone tree

Being one, yet leaves of plenty
This tree is alive; but lives in dryness
Oh! Rain down Your blessings
Blessings abundant
Waters of hope and perfected healing
Raindrops of grace, Your mercy, reviving
Lord please lift this tree
From the plains so lifeless
Within no compassion, no hope, only powerless
And plant it beside still waters of loveliness
Feed it, support it, protect it
Don’t abandon it
Dullness to brilliance, emptiness to fullness
Old to new
No longer crushed but living in pureness
And the leaves that were falling
Lost in unrelenting winds of deception
Now can feed others, a family renewed
A family forgiven
The love of a family

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

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Walk With Me

Walk With Me
Walk with Me awhile

And I will share your load
Carry your cross and together
We’ll walk the narrow road

Place your step beside Me
I’ll be on your right hand
We’ll talk about a heavenly joy
And leave this foreign land

We’ll smell the fragrant blossoms
…. Drink of the aroma sweet
And hear the distant thunder
Our Father you long to meet

Place your hand in mine
Your friend I long to be
And all of your pain and temptation
Will fall lovingly on Me

So walk with me awhile
Your path is Mine alone
I know all that you desire
….. Let me take you home

(in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)

Just Because

Just Because

And just because I didn’t care
You secretly care for me
And just because my heart was empty
You give of Your love for me
And just because my tears were dry
You shed tears of blood for me
And just because I was always hurting
You are broken with suffering for me
And just because I was weak and struggling
You fill me with Your strength
And just because I didn’t deserve
You give as if I did
And just because it seemed hope was hopeless
……………………….
Your Word lifts me and carries me
Heals me and shadows me
Forgives me and leads me
And all because ……………… Just because

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

(in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)

Songs in the Night

Songs in the Night

S …  Stillness is forever moving
O … On the lonely mountaintop

N … Never should our hearts be troubled
G … Gone and banished our fears are stopped

S …  Sing the song, joy fill our voice, sing, sing Oh! sing

I …  Into darkness, He filters His light
N … Near to the Father, with Him in His night

T  … To all the brave children, struggling through
H … Hills surround deep valleys, just passing through
E …  Eyes and ears listen and read of Jesus. Truth

N … Not the deepest darkness will cause us to err
I …  If we stay instep with the Saviour, follow and care

G … God sends the darkness as a cover for His light
H … How can we ever forget what He’s done, remember

T … The joy He has given – given ‘Songs in the Night’

© 2012 Liana Wendy Howarth

(in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)

‘Move That Mountain’ – Encouragement, Hope and Truth When All Seems Lost

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‘And when all seems like it is lost

And those that surround you, that you love at all cost

Are walking along a different road

So are unable to help you carry the load

And when there is darkness from a mountain in sight

One that cannot be conquered without a brave fight

Cry out to Him who has already trod the path

Take His hand, don’t let go, though others may laugh

And make you feel guilty, unworthy, unloved

Incapable to surrender all cares to above

Reach out, reach out, step in time with the Saviour

The mountain can’t harm you with Jesus your Saviour

That mountain that threatens your very existence

Creates shadows and fears, doubts and resistance

Listen within for His saving still, small voice

For you can move mountains, with Him as your source’

© 2013- current Liana Wendy Howarth

(in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)

*** NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD ***

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Three Hours of Darkness

Three Hours of Darkness

Three hours of darkness,
How long can that be,
Struggling for breath,
Feeling alone on that tree.

Three hours of darkness,
The pain is growing stronger,
Voices mock and jeer,
Final breath won’t be much longer.

Three hours of darkness,
They do not see My anguish,
And yet My Heavenly Father,
His love He will not vanquish.

Sometimes I feel this darkness,
More than sometimes lately though,
My pain and misunderstanding,
I too often loudly show.

Help me dear Lord and Saviour,
To hold Your hand in rain and shine,
To suffer Your afflictions,
Mine will never feel like Thine.

For You bore the hurt of many,
And many more to come,
Me, it’s just me and mine,
And still the tears, my face is numb.

Oh! Help me wondrous Father,
To see my sadness in Jesus’ light,
He died that I might live,
He hurt, I hurt, He for me –
Mine only for a night.

My sorrow could never be,
Compared to that sorrow upon that tree,
So grant me grace enough to bear,
These three short hours of darkness here,
Which You have blessed and gifted me.

© 2012 – 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

Nailprints

Nailprints
H .. holding us tenderly in His arms
I ..   into His life He gently draws
S ..  sin forgiven, released from the laws

N .. never again shall we be found wanting
A ..  all is placed in those two tortured hands
I ..   into His heavenly kingdom we stumbled
L ..   love now given us, no longer encumbered

P ..  perfect will of our dear Lord
I ..   intertwines our past sorry state
E ..  evermore we do His will
R ..  reaching forward to please Him still
C ..  careful not to step aside
E ..  else His hand, we’ll feel His chide
D ..  deliver our souls, Our Heavenly guide

H .. hand in hand we’ll walk right through this
A .. and with notes of pure joy we’ll sing
N .. never again will we find ourselves lonely
D .. destined to surround His Majesty’s throne
S ..  sing dear saints, lift voices high

Oh! Sing dear saints, our souls He’s won ………………

© 2012 Liana Wendy Howarth

(in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)