HE IS IN THE DELAYS (Song Lyrics)

seagulls waiting for fog to lift
Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

He’s in the delays when you’re hurt
He’s in the delays when you’re sad
He’s in the delays of waiting
Waiting for your heart to be glad

Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

He’s in the delays of sorrow
He’s in the delays of love lost
He’s in the delays of silence
Silence when your tears are like frost

Bridge
Faith’s tune will never leave you
Faith’s tune will pour in new strength
Faith’s tune wraps your heart in love
God’s love with height, depth and length

And Winter covers His footsteps
But don’t give up, You’ll find Him there
Soon Spring will melt every trial
And blossoms will fragrance the air

Chorus
Do not fret My darling child
’Cause your time is coming soon
Not in your time; but in Mine
In the meantime, sing faith’s tune

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

LET’S TURN THIS ALL AROUND (Song Lyrics)

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The days are growing darker and darker
It is taking more and more strength to see
So much is happening daily, hourly
How will this affect friends, family, me

It’s not too late
Whilst there is breath
To turn this all around
Around
Father waits for us
Waits for us
That we be found
Living and moving and being in Christ

Threats of war, earthquakes, viruses not seen
Told to do this, do that, follow blindly
Faces once smiling, now crudely concealed
No more hugging allowed, sadness set free

Words no longer flow amongst our friendships
Relationships have changed much, doors have closed
And yet, strangely through it all, love prevails
And all that’s hidden is being exposed

It’s not too late
Whilst there is breath
To turn this all around
Around
Father waits for us
Waits for us
That we be found
Living and moving and being in Christ

Yes, the Lord knows the hearts of everyone
Nothing we are thinking, can escape Him
Man cannot plan, deceive, confuse mankind
Without Father’s knowledge, He’ll reveal them

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Let’s turn this all around
Around, around
Church, rise up, you’re on solid ground
Let’s take our armour and stand firm
The battle is the Lord’s, shout it out
Affirm

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

YOU HAVE A FIRM FOUNDATION (Song Lyrics)

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You have a firm foundation, and wings under which to hide
May My love always hold you, and in Me may you abide

Sweet child of God, the walk may not be easy
And at times, you may feel like you are beaten
Broken-hearted one, do not lose sight of hope
No matter the stormy waves that do threaten

Come, be surrounded, by everlasting arms
Don’t ever doubt why it would, or should be so
Believe that your precious name is included
Lift weary feet, take My open hand, and go

You have a firm foundation, and wings under which to hide
May My love always hold you, and in Me may you abide

Come unto Me, You say. Come, let me heal you
If strength has gone, as a lamb, I’ll carry you
Fear must leave, My perfect love will cast it out
Old will be your tomorrow, today is new

Exchanging burdens, wiping tears from your face
The gift of repentance, found deep in your heart
With forever life, the strength to carry on
Melts with eternal love, given from the start

You have a firm foundation, and wings under which to hide
May My love always hold you, and in Me may you abide

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

I’LL SEND COMFORT ACROSS YOUR PATH (Song Lyrics)

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I’ve seen you crying so many times
The bottle I hold is nearly full
My child, I’m soon placing My rainbow
Across the skies in your heart so dull

You’ve battled across the deepest sea
Even the waves threatened to hide you
But still I was there and all along
Holy Spirit was leading you through

Chorus
Trust in Me and in Me only
I’ll send comfort across your path
Keep your eyes in My direction
And you’ll know safety with My staff

I saw you when your arms where flailing
I heard you when you had no strength to cry
I knew and held every last weakness
And I bound you so you wouldn’t die

Yes, there’s a safe path, it’s just for you
And I laid it before you knew Me
For to bring you through the storms of life
In wholeness and healed completely

Chorus
Trust in Me and in Me only
I’ll send comfort across your path
Keep your eyes in My direction
And you’ll know safety with My staff

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

REFRESH ME (Song Lyrics … To Be Sung Slowly/Prayer/Poem)

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Refresh me
Refresh me
Body, soul and spirit
Body, soul and spirit

Let Your healing flow
Let Your healing flow

Holy Spirit come
Jesus, You are Lord
Father, You are Lord

Let Your healing flow
Let Your healing flow

Refresh me
Refresh me
Body, soul and spirit
Body, soul and spirit

Repeat

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

ONE DAY (Song Lyrics … Chorus to be Sung Slowly)

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Once my heart was open so wide
Then life happened, closing its door
Sadness masqueraded as joy
No entrance; but tears welled inside

And life kept happening daily
But didn’t want to include me
I had my own journey charted
Sadly not lined with lovingly

Chorus
And one day
The jar of pain’s tears
Will be empty
And all of life’s fears
Will have left me
One day

Tears kept battling for their own space
As my heart relentlessly cried
One thing after another thing
Tried to line my broken path, my face

Surprisingly my heart stood firm
I knew I was being led forth
In my weakness and through the tears
His strength, His peace these did affirm

Chorus
And one day
The jar of pain’s tears
Will be empty
And all of life’s fears
Will have left me
One day

So for now ’till joy manifests
I’ll hold tight to all that I know
Knowing I’m so loved and so blessed
And knowing my heart His arrests

And I know that day will be soon
In that day, the sweetest of days
My heart oh! my heart will be found
Found singing Eternal Love’s tune

Chorus
And one day
The jar of pain’s tears
Will be empty
And all of life’s fears
Will have left me
One day

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

HAS, IS, WILL THE LORD? (A Song of Praise)

HAS, IS, WILL THE LORD

Has the Lord
Has the Lord
Has the Lord done great things for thee?
Has the Lord
Has the Lord
Has the Lord done great things for thee?
Then lift your praise
Lift your praise
Lift your praise and turn your feet
Lift your praise
Lift your praise
Turn your feet and walk His ways

Is the Lord
Is the Lord
Is the Lord doing great things for thee?
Is the Lord
Is the Lord
Is the Lord doing great things for thee?
Then lift your praise
Lift your praise
Lift your praise and turn your feet
Lift your praise
Lift your praise
Turn your feet and walk His ways

Will the Lord
Will the Lord
Will the Lord do great things for thee?
Will the Lord
Will the Lord
Will the Lord do great things for thee?
Then lift your praise
Lift your praise
Lift your praise and turn your feet
Lift your praise
Lift your praise
Turn your feet and walk His ways

Only He
Only He
Has, is and will forever be
Only He
Only He
Has, is and will forever be
So lift your praise
Lift your praise
Lift your praise and turn your feet
Lift your praise
Lift your praise
Turn your feet and walk His ways

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth