Tag Archives: hopelessness

HE’LL BE WITH ME (Song Lyrics)

Written for a dear loved one who is hurting …

tropical storm is coming

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

pigeon

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

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

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

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

Bridge
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 Liana Wendy Howarth

Stones of Emptiness

rocky heart
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.

Out of the Well of Despair

fountain well shaft shaft
He drew me from the well of despair
Drew me from filth and disrepair
And as He drew me higher still
Into His love, into His will
A new creation was blooming
And I’m no longer assuming
That no-one will ever love me
Want me, need me, choose me, love me
As I saw the walls of the well
The well into which my life fell
Take on the glow of my Saviour’s face
My heart wall crumbled, fell in place
Grows lighter with each passing day
As I am drawn further away
From life of torment, hopelessness
Now (beautifully) forming in His comeliness

Imagine yourself in this basket of love
As He lifts you up into His arms above
The closer you get to His wondrous, sweet face
Life will intensify in beauty and grace

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

Oh! Oh! What a Journey

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 Oh! Oh! What a journey
The Saviour on my heart lay
Lifted me from deepest depths
Shown me a brand new day

Took me from the darkest path
Which I believed had light
Took my hand and whispered
Come with me, don’t put up a fight

My path had plastic flowers aplenty
Music which I thought grand
Friends who weren’t even acquaintances
Blown away like the winds on the sand

And there were the highs and lows
And I thought I was at peace
But what I didn’t eternally know
Was that my feet were upon death’s grease

How can one know the Saviour
When one doesn’t even know He is needed
How can one’s heart be so broken
Unless one is ultimately defeated?

And so the years they passed and left
Left me in a dire situation
’Cause I just kept on going on
Not aware of my heart’s frustration

I grew older and my heart grew colder
But something stirred which was there
All the time, then Heaven’s rain came
And washed my heart and took away despair

Silently led, I was being led forth
To meet my Lord and Saviour
Through trials and tears and many fears
I now came face to face with His wonder

And then it happened. It happened
And I became a child of the living God
Still faced and am facing trials and tears
But fears have been trampled by God

Yes, what a precious journey
Oh! What a journey it’s been
Each day brings a new revelation
Of Father God, Jesus, Holy Spirit seen

Yes, I know this has no rhythm
This poem which could be a song
Because it’s full of much confusion
And now I see it has been all along

Confusion, confusion, confusion
And my typing is even confused
In spelling this word confusion
’Cause the enemy, he accused

But now I’m on this blessed path
This path of love and abundance
And no matter what the day brings
My healed heart can now sing and dance

I could go on and on and on
About the things He’s done for me
Sent sweet messages of love
Which I knew for me could they only be

Thank you for listening, reading
I pray that we’ll soon meet one day
Upon this path of blessedness
In Christ Jesus, the Life, the Truth, the Way

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

FILL YOUR HOUSE WITH PRAISE (A Song of Encouragement)

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Chorus
Fill, fill, your house, your house, with praise
With every breath for all your days
Sing and rejoice in all your ways
And with your eyes, on Jesus gaze

When your heart is grey
When your heart is blue
When you don’t know what
What you need to do

There are others too
Lift your head and see
That need someone
They’re sad and lonely

Chorus
Fill, fill, your house, your house, with praise
With every breath for all your days
Sing and rejoice in all your ways
And with your eyes, on Jesus gaze

In each circumstance
Hearts cry out for love
So cry a prayer and
Send some tears above

For those with no-one
Those feeling hopeless
Let a song escape
And with joy confess

Chorus
Fill, fill, your house, your house, with praise
With every breath for all your days
Sing and rejoice in all your ways
And with your eyes, on Jesus gaze

Then joy and healing
Will warm all cold hearts
Hope and believing
Will remove night’s darts

So fill, fill, fill, fill
Each hidden corner
Of your house with praise
Fill, fill, fill, fill, fill
Not just for you; but
Everyone who breathes

Chorus
Fill, fill, your house, your house, with praise
With every breath for all your days
Sing and rejoice in all your ways
And with your eyes, on Jesus gaze

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

HE MELTED MY HEART (A Song of Sweet Deliverance)

HE MELTED MY HEART

Once the sharp pain of hopelessness
And a path so trodden with tears
Shadowed the darkness surrounding me
And captured the coldness of fears

Chorus
O set me midst the treasures
Of my dear, dear Saviour’s crown
May He melt my heart
Tear me apart
Lift me high
So all I will do is bow down
So all I will do is bow down

Lord flood Your presence over me
Unveil the light of heaven’s glow
Why has life’s radiance disappeared
And left a colourless rainbow

Chorus
O set me midst the treasures
Of my dear, dear Saviour’s crown
May He melt my heart
Tear me apart
Lift me high
So all I will do is bow down
So all I will do is bow down

And then when I thought it could not get worse
Friends had deserted, my heart so faint
He spoke and the cloud no longer held me still
Now I’m that jewel without a taint

O He melted my heart, melted my heart
And found the treasure within
He melted my heart
Melted my heart
And now this life is fit for my King

Chorus
Yes I’m now set amidst the treasures
Of my dear, dear Saviour’s crown
He melted my heart
Tore me apart
Lifted me high
And all I can do now is bow down
And all I can do now is bow down

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

Sending You a Rose

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Sending this beautiful bouquet of roses to anyone out there hurting.

Anyone lonely.

Anyone alone.

Anyone sick.

Anyone crying.

Anyone feeling there is no hope.

Anyone unloved.

Anyone in need of a friend.

Anyone who has lost everything they own.

Anyone who has unwell loved ones.

Anyone who has lost a loved one.

Anyone needing comfort.

Anyone needing support.

Anyone who has forgotten how to smile.

Anyone struggling.

Anyone needing direction.

Anyone needing beauty in their life.

Anyone who has lost a dear pet.

Anyone with a sick child.

Anyone with a sick parent.

Anyone not coping.

I’m thinking of you.

I’m praying for you.

Please accept this bouquet of our Heavenly Father’s love.

© 2013 – present 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