IT’S CHRISTMASTIME … Christmas Song Lyrics and/or Prayer

Nativity Scene with Shepherds and Wisemen

Dear heavenly Father
How can we ever express how much we love You
How much we love Your only begotten Son, Jesus
Your love surrounds us
Your love indwells us
Your creation amazes us
And Holy Spirit enables us to love You

It’s Christmastime, dear heavenly Father
It’s not snowing here; but I know it is elsewhere
And robins, and squirrels, and the sweet baby deer
Fly and scamper and wander
To places beautiful
All of Your hand, all of Your gift to mankind

It’s Christmastime, dear heavenly Father
It’s summertime here, not cold like it is elsewhere
And koalas, and kangaroos, and little birds
Cuddle and jump and do sing
In places wonderful
You spoke and it was so, Your life giving word

It’s Christmastime, dear heavenly Father
Hear our praises, adoration, abounding joy
Take our hearts, and with all of creation, listen
We love You, We love You
All peoples everywhere
Lift our voices in worship, Hallelujah

Dear heavenly Father
How can we ever express how much we love You
How much we love Your only begotten Son, Jesus
Your love surrounds us
Your love indwells us
Your creation amazes us
And Holy Spirit enables us to love You

© 2020 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

http://www.mycutegraphics.com

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

THE CHRISTMAS SING – A – LONG (A Family Christmas Song)

Christmas Family

Singing round the piano on Christmas Eve
Snow is gently falling in amongst the leaves
Soon ‘twill be midnight and all will be in bed
Sing softly, so softly women first and then the men
Lift voices, lift praises little children now join in

Red Christmas Bow

And we sing la la la la hallelujah
La la la la hallelujah

Red Christmas Bow

And all through the night, those melodies released
Fill Christmas hours with sweet love and sweet peace
Presents wait silently for the children to awake
And when sunshine floods the home with Christmas morn
Treasures light up the decorations we so yearly adore

Red Christmas Bow

And we sing la la la la hallelujah
La la la la hallelujah

Red Christmas Bow

Now we sing round the piano on Christmas Day
And into our hearts the music has again found its way
Overnight the snow has left a winter’s dream
The children run outside and laugh with Christmas glee
And love is captured on the notes so lovingly set free

Red Christmas Bow

Sing softly, so softly
Women first and then the men
Lift voices, lift praises
Little children now join in

Red Christmas Bow

And we sing la la la la hallelujah
La la la la hallelujah

© 2013 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

images courtesy of http://www.mycutegraphics.com

JOY RESTORED, JOY ADORED (A Song of Great Happiness)

JOY RESTORED, JOY ADORED

Joy restored, joy adored
This my Saviour has given me
Joy, joy, joy
‘Cause Jesus is alive
Alive, alive, alive
And I have all the hope I need

Chorus
‘Cause when Jesus unlocked
The door to my heart
Joy burst forth
And nearly tore me apart
Yes, joy burst forth
Nearly tore me apart

And I have all the hope I need
Joy restored, joy adored
Joy, joy, joy
‘Cause Jesus has risen
Indeed, indeed, indeed
And I have all the peace I need

Chorus
‘Cause when Jesus unlocked
The door to my heart
Joy burst forth
And nearly tore me apart
Yes, joy burst forth
Nearly tore me apart

And I have all the peace I need
And I have all the hope I need
Joy restored, joy adored
Joy, joy, joy
Shalom, shalom, shalom
And I have all the joy I need

Joy in Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Joy in Jesus
Hallelujah, joy in Jesus

Chorus
‘Cause when Jesus unlocked
The door to my heart
Joy burst forth
And nearly tore me apart
Yes, joy burst forth
Nearly tore me apart

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

H … A … L … L … E … L … U … J … A … H

Hallelujah

Oh! What a glorious day in heaven ‘twill be
When Jesus ariseth in hearts close to thee
Precious fragrance of saints hath risen, prevailed
For the Lord hath joyfully answered our prayers

Gladness and beautiful singing abounds
And angel’s faces lighten from the bright star at last, found
For the Lord hath calleth another sinner from shame
Hath calleth and won another child with His Name

© 2012 Liana Wendy Howarth

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