IT’S A JOYFUL DAY (Song Lyrics)

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The birds sing heaven’s melody
The crisp air, it beckons praise
Nature’s cups, they open slowly
Ready to reflect His gaze

Listen to the love they’re singing
Every note holds mystery
History from times past till now
Your name’s there in His story

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You may be feeling lonely
You may be feeling blue
You may have given up
Please don’t
’Cause He’s in love with you

Take each song and make it your own
Hear the Lord gently calling
You’ve been given beautiful life
Raised up when you were falling

Yes, it can be so difficult
When everything seems just lost
Are you battling beyond belief
It took all, His death it cost

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O joyful day, O joyful day
Though the skies may be stormy and dark and grey
O joyful day, O joyful day
Receive Jesus in your heart and there He’ll stay

No, I haven’t experienced
Hurt and pain that some go through
Please come to the Father above
There’s peace through His Son, it’s true

Chorus
You may be feeling lonely
You may be feeling blue
You may have given up
Please don’t
’Cause He’s in love with you

Yes, He’s in love with you

© 2017 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

ON THE EVE OF A MIRACLE … Christmas Song Lyrics

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On the eve of a miracle
When hopelessness cried silently
The people’s hearts, they were breaking
Waiting for promised liberty

So many years had passed them by
Each Mother, Father shared the news
But life grew harder, tears fell too
Where is He, the King of the Jews

Chorus
On the eve of a miracle
We’ve been wanting help to come
Others have said it’s impossible
There’s nothing can be done
But just look up, the answer’s on its way
And one day soon, we’ll sing
This is the eve of our miracle day
He loves us too, it’s our miracle day

Then pure love shone forth one dark night
Salvation wrapped in perfection
He appeared; but they didn’t know
He was sent for adoration

Oh! Little Babe of Bethlehem
They desired to seek Your sweet face
Forgive them not recognizing
Heaven’s gift of mercy and grace

Chorus
On the eve of a miracle
We’ve been wanting help to come
Others have said it’s impossible
There’s nothing can be done
But just look up, the answer’s on its way
And one day soon, we’ll sing
This is the eve of our miracle day
He loves us too, it’s our miracle day

When eyes were shut, they couldn’t see
Or know what they were waiting for
Open eyes Lord, that we may see
The promises You have in store

And so it is, for us today
Longing for light in the dark night
And longing for needs to be met
Body, soul and spirit tonight

Chorus
On the eve of a miracle
We’ve been wanting help to come
Others have said it’s impossible
There’s nothing can be done
But just look up, the answer’s on its way
And one day soon, we’ll sing
This is the eve of our miracle day
He loves us too, it’s our miracle day
Yes, He loves us too, it’s our miracle day

© 2017 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT (Song Lyrics)

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Are you hiding within your heart, dear child
Longing for someone to find you
Does each day find you struggling to find
Your identity that’s lost, forsaken
Stop looking at what you can see
Can see
See staring back at you
Take a deeper dive into the water of life
See yourself in My reflection

See yourself in My reflection
See yourself
Yourself, free
See yourself in My reflection
Instead of you
You’ll see Me

Guilt plays a ruthless, endless game
Places all the blame upon you
But I’m here to say, My dear child
It’s not your fault, you’re not at fault
And I’ve provided the remedy

Shame is the bondage of your past
And pain wraps its arms around it
But I’m here to say, My dear child
It’s not your fault, you’re not at fault
And I’ve provided the remedy

Chorus
Are you hiding within your heart, dear child
Longing for someone to find you
Does each day find you struggling to find
Your identity that’s lost, forsaken
Stop looking at what you can see
Can see
See staring back at you
Take a deeper dive into the water of life
See yourself in My reflection

See yourself in My reflection
See yourself
Yourself, free
See yourself in My reflection
Instead of you
You’ll see Me

Sickness entwines, steals your freedom
Fear covers with clouds of despair
But I’m here to say, My dear child
It’s not your fault, you’re not at fault
And I’ve provided the remedy

Hopelessness sings confusing lies
Loneliness speaks to the hurting
But I’m here to say, My dear child
It’s not your fault, you’re not at fault
And I’ve provided the remedy

Chorus
Are you hiding within your heart, dear child
Longing for someone to find you
Does each day find you struggling to find
Your identity that’s lost, forsaken
Stop looking at what you can see
Can see
See staring back at you
Take a deeper dive into the water of life
See yourself in My reflection

See yourself in My reflection
See yourself
Yourself, free
See yourself in My reflection
Instead of you
You’ll see Me

© 2021 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

WHOM MY SOUL LOVETH (Song Lyrics)

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I’m looking for Him whom my soul loveth
Have you seen Him
Have you seen Him
I’ve lost sight of which way to go
Open my eyes Lord
Let Your love flow
Let Your love flow

Why art thou cast down my soul
Find your hope, dig deep and see
Just look to the Lord, and live
Without hope, you’ll never be free

I’m wandering and searching
For the peace of my True Love
My eyes, they’d lost His image
Looking back, instead of above

I should, should have been watching
Stepping into safe footprints
Instead, burdens consumed me
I was drawn by loved ones’ imprints

Chorus
I’m looking for Him whom my soul loveth
Have you seen Him
Have you seen Him
I’ve lost sight of which way to go
Open my eyes Lord
Let Your love flow
Let Your love flow

I miss His sweet breath on me
The fragrance of sacrifice
I long to hear His heartbeat
It beats for me, He paid the price

And those secret garden walks
Where He took my hand in His
Oh! Where are You my dear Lord
Come back because my love’s amiss

Then suddenly I hear Him
I see His beautiful form
He’d opened my eyes, and ears
My blurred vision, He did transform

Bridge
Well, Jesus, You’d been here all along
It was me I’d lost, I’d lost, I’d lost
Lost myself in the world’s confusion
Daily surrounded by delusion
Thank you Lord for finding me
Thank you Lord for setting me free
Yes, You’ve set me free, free, free
Yes, You’ve set me free

The truth is
You found me so I could find You
You found me so I could find You

You found me

So I could find You

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

PUSHING THROUGH THE PAIN (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus
Pushing through the pain, so weary
Pushing, feeling like you’re going nowhere
Pain’s tears are rolling, the only thing moving
Push through dear child
In God’s strength, you can

When someone you love isn’t with you
And vast oceans keep hearts apart
When wheels of pain gather momentum
You might feel hopeless; but look up

When a dream is not being fulfilled
And that hope, it has flown away
You’re not well enough to see it through
But it’s a new day, just look up

Pain can shatter vulnerable hearts
If not held together with love
Don’t let pain leave lasting legacies
Push through that sorrow, and look up

Chorus
Pushing through the pain, so weary
Pushing, feeling like you’re going nowhere
Pain’s tears are rolling, the only thing moving
Push through dear child
In God’s strength, you can

We all, in unexpected moments
Are trapped in emotional pain
Sometimes physical, spiritual too
Some totally immersed, look up

Pain hurts, buries deep beyond the core
It hides, and thinks no one’s watching
Then the notes of melancholy play
Isolating bonds, oh! look up

Frozen tears silence intensity
You cry till you can cry no more
But dear one, our Healer is so close
Find the strength to cry one more tear

Oh! Find the strength to cry one more tear

Chorus
Pushing through the pain, so weary
Pushing, feeling like you’re going nowhere
Pain’s tears are rolling, the only thing moving
Push through dear child
In God’s strength, you can

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

HE’LL BE WITH ME (Song Lyrics)

Written for a dear loved one who is hurting …

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Chorus
He’ll be with me in the wild, wild storms
Those which threaten to knock me over
He’ll be with me in the fiery trials
Those that still smolder under cover
When all seems hopeless, no end in sight
And darkness appears to be winning
I’ll look into His beautiful eyes
And know, He cared from the beginning

And so I cry
Father in heaven, I know You’re there; but I feel so very alone
Father, please speak the Word, and lift me to Your throne

All plans are crumbling fast, each day delivers grief
I’m being cornered, and it’s shaking my belief

I want to do what’s right, and shun all that is wrong
But waves and flames around me, have silenced my song

Each time I get back up, here comes the floor again
Trying hard to see You, forgetting all this pain

Chorus
He’ll be with me in the wild, wild storms
Those which threaten to knock me over
He’ll be with me in the fiery trials
Those that still smolder under cover
When all seems hopeless, no end in sight
And darkness appears to be winning
I’ll look into His beautiful eyes
And know, He cared from the beginning

But I know You’re there, and because of this, I say
Lord be magnified this day, magnified this day

For I can do nothing, and nothing I can do
To bring about deliverance, it’s up to You

And so I’ll rest in the storm, sing in the trial
This is not forever, only for a short while

I will get stronger, and the sorrows soon will leave
As long as my beating heart to Your heart, can cleave

I’ll listen to His word
For His word is all I need
His word created, sustains me
His word will always feed
And one day I’ll stand before Him
And be shown my life in His
I’ll see His protective arms locked in mine
With each breath He ever freed

Chorus
He’ll be with me in the wild, wild storms
Those which threaten to knock me over
He’ll be with me in the fiery trials
Those that still smolder under cover
When all seems hopeless, no end in sight
And darkness appears to be winning
I’ll look into His beautiful eyes
And know, He cared from the beginning

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

Alone I Sit

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Upon the housetop, loneliness prevails
Understand I can’t, of coldness in death
Where is the love that once fulfilled
All of life’s dreams and promises said

Does this mean that I won’t be missed
Does this mean that talk is not meant
Compassion and true fellowship I desire
Yet emptiness of doubt surrounds me still

Oh! To be loved, as Christ first loved us
Within our family which we hold so dear
May the peacefulness of love prevail
Answer hopelessness and fill with joy

Shall the truth meet with our hearts
Comfort us in feelings, humbled thou art
Yes Jesus loves us, of that I am sure
May that be enough, eternally secure

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Stones of Emptiness

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For every stone of emptiness
That’s been placed within your heart
May pearls of love replace them
May joy mend all that’s torn apart

For every confusing moment
When your mind feels null and void
May songs sing their melody
May peace’s sweet notes fill all destroyed

For every time of painful loss
Where each breath is hard to breathe
May unconditional hope
Bind life to your past’s sorrow-wreath

For every tear stained memory
Traumas enclosed in sadness
With compassion I give you
A bouquet of roses’ gladness

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

Inspired by Isaiah 34:11c “ … and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness”; Genesis 1:2a “And the earth was without form, and void …” and God’s deep love for us, not wanting us to hurt.