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Psalm 124 … God Is On Our Side

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Psalm 124

1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say;

2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

THE STORY OF LOVE (A Song of Adoration)

The Story of Love

Love unlocked pretends to smile
And all the world, it passes by
People never see the pain
Etched deep within each silent sigh

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

When love, it rises and breaks free
Captures the moments of past history
It shares joyful pain and misery
And draws Him closer, closer to me

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

That’s when shadows of the rainbow hide
A heart intent on keeping love inside
But love breaks free, into arms open wide
And shines eternal glory on a heavenly Bride

Chorus
The story of love
‘Tis Love loving me
‘Tis something forever
‘Cause love cradles me
Oh! His love cradles me

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

The Beauty of a Single Flower Captures My Imagination

Butterfly Wings

Butterfly wings

Orchid dream

Heart of gold

Thoughts within

Arms to hug

Speckled love …

Fluorescent snowfall

Petals glisten

Fly away

Freedom

Peace settling on tiny velvet rivers

Stability

Balance

Creation

Perfection

… and the list goes on

MY HEART BEATS A PERFECT MELODY (Song Lyrics)

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Merciful God, You are my Father
To You and You alone, my hands are raised
In awe my mouth, it utters sweet praises
I fall into Your waiting heart of love

Chorus
Oh! Oh! Oh!
My heart beats a perfect melody
Orchestrated from love’s foundation
The foundation of the greatest love
Bound into each breath of creation

Merciful God, Your beloved Son came
To heal every broken heart, even mine
Eyes He opened, prisons no more captive
I fall into this knowledge of Your love

Chorus
Oh! Oh! Oh!
My heart beats a perfect melody
Orchestrated from love’s foundation
The foundation of the greatest love
Bound into each breath of creation

Merciful God, Your Spirit brings comfort
And I, Your child, feel the Shepherd’s safe arms
As He enlightens my life’s precious path
I fall into the presence of Your love

Chorus
Oh! Oh! Oh!
My heart beats a perfect melody
Orchestrated from love’s foundation
The foundation of the greatest love
Bound into each breath of creation

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

ALTOGETHER LOVELY (Song Lyrics)

rose flower beautiful
Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

Amidst the dying embers
In a heart that had turned cold
The warmth has been rekindled
With love, life breathes into old

I cannot see my way out
The worn path, my feet have torn
But then a heavenly voice
Why do you look so forlorn?

Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

I’ve lost my light’s joyfulness
And blue skies have faded grey
The songbird no longer sings
The blossoms refuse to stay

And everything pulls me down
And I’m weary of the same
I long to see the sunshine
Participate in the game

Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

But then Your word entwines me
And draws me in line again
Oh! How I’ve missed its beauty
It was hidden beneath pain

And it’s beautiful, so lovely
Bringing comfort to my heart
Now I see the tapestry
The flaws which tore us apart

Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

Holes of every description
Pride, defeat, despair, all mine
Kept me from feeling Your love
Love so amazing, divine

Love so amazing, divine
Flowing freely now in me
Words from heaven, life renewed
So absolutely lovely

Chorus
Altogether lovely
These words bring sweet release
From burdened chains of hopelessness
They bring me to my knees
Altogether
Lovely

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

From the Dryness of the Desert …

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From the dryness of the desert to the rifts within my heart
From the floods of falling deluge to the tears without a start
From the darkness of ailing moon to hidden depths of inner parts
Oh! Lord Your light, it pierces every shard of this well worn cart

This cart that carries every pain, every grief and every shame
This cart that travels wearily and twists and turns beneath its frame
This cart unto which the lonesome had been bound until the freedom came
And now it’s unloaded and only joy and love and peace dwell in His name

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

THE WEDDING DOVE (A Prayerful Song)

THE WEDDING DOVE (2)

Divinely as the wings of freedom
Lift each heart toward the bluest sky
The Wedding Dove sets marks of love rewarding
On those who trust and don’t deny

Chorus
So spread Your wings upon my heart, Lord
Let Your peace flood over me
Fan dying embers of this cold heart, Lord
Into a heart ignited eternally for Thee

He shelters us from hearts backsliding
Draws us from the cliffs of despair
Wraps us safely and shows us all things
This story of love is a love we must share

Chorus
So spread Your wings upon my heart, Lord
Let Your peace flood over me
Fan dying embers of this cold heart, Lord
Into a heart ignited eternally for Thee

Comforter sent from our Love’s pure heart
He had to leave; but never left us
On heavenly winds of sweetest blessing
Filled our hearts with compassion at dusk

Chorus
So spread Your wings upon my heart, Lord
Let Your peace flood over me
Fan dying embers of this cold heart, Lord
Into a heart ignited eternally for Thee

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

Sweet Notes of Thankfulness (again)

This what I was going to post this morning :-

WHEN A LEAF (LIFE) DIES

Leaf falling
Life stalling
Wound heals
Others pass by
And only you are left
To wither and die

But

The Lord had me go through my posts and place this before you again (from March this year)

Now there are two to read … sadness, self-pity, perceived reality … watching as others live life without you

and … pure blessedness of reality, the truth of reality … thankful to be alive and a child of the living God … a God who supplies all of my needs in Christ Jesus

I, by faith opt for the second one

Have a beautiful day and may the Lord meet all of your needs for yourself and your loved ones in Christ Jesus

SWEET NOTES OF THANKFULNESS

Sweet Notes of Thankfulness

Shining into the darkness of despair

My precious Lord shines His light with care

Shining hope into darkest recess

Love more brilliant, hopelessness less

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A gift of eternal healing blest

And nothing could ever compare with the best

The only One, Eternal Love

Beautifully offered from heaven above

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Never fear leaving the darkness behind

Never fear stepping into the light, so tenderly kind

Love will protect you, each purposeful footprint

Don’t look back, take His hand, His nailprint

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Yes, the nailprint with your name adoringly engraved

Protected from harm, Yet in agony He saved

Saved you from that darkness of dark bondage

Has given you freedom, you’re released from the cage

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So lift your freed voice, lift praises high

May the sweet notes of thankfulness drift into the sky

For He once drew a last breath, drawn for pre-loved future kin

And covered us humbly, beautifully ……. all who believe in

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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There’s a little ant upon the waiting rosebud

Creation in its glory … the wonders of life

(Day 4) THE DOMINO SONG … THERE’S SUFFERING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS

I will post a little each day …. (hence the domino song theme)
As I’m away on a beach holiday
I pray that you’ll keep following
As I’m taking a rest from much posting
And the whole will be revealed at the end

God bless all who are visiting for the very first time and my wonderful, loyal ‘blogger’ friends xxx

DominoOne step … faith
Freedom Abounds In This Hope

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

… Posting a little each day for 8 days … revealing all on the 9th day!

LOVE IS LOVE AND LOVE JUST LOVES (A Song of Love)

Love is Love and Love Just LovesWhen love has gone amissing
When love, it just don’t care
When comfort belongs in memories
And your life, with pain it shares
Just remember that the love that’s given you
It loves because it’s love
And love won’t ever sacrifice
Unless love tears love apart

Chorus
Bound, bound
I want to love as love can only love
In freedom
Bound, bound
Shed Your light, bind this love
In the gift of Your freedom

Love finds its way
Through many a tear
Shed on the battlefield of time
Love is Love
And love just loves
And mends the broken heart

Chorus
Bound, bound
I want to love as love can only love
In freedom
Bound, bound
Shed Your light, bind this love
In the gift of Your freedom

Cherish and hold tightly
This gift not often found
The world’s love may pass you by
But with God’s love, your heart will be bound

Bound, bound
Yes, free from the bondage that an empty heart brings
Bound, bound
And because of Your love, this love’s heart
Heart’s love can now sing

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth