Tag Archives: I am loved

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

Highlighted and Deleted

help key
Something the Lord showed me last night
I couldn’t sleep because of the heat
So I focused on the only One
Who could bring sweet sleep to me

Before I knew it He brought before me
Many things that filled me with shame, disgust
They just kept coming one after another
It was like watching a movie with no stop

And then I saw it, my life, an open book
And everywhere that one of these circumstances
Had been, there was now an underscore
There were so many spaces thus filled

Yes, He had highlighted and deleted
Highlighted and deleted
All of the sins in my life
Left them blank for me to see
It wasn’t me, it isn’t me
And once I’d seen what He had done
Erased my sins with His pure blood
He didn’t just stop there, oh! no no
The next thing I knew
He had copied and pasted
Three precious words
Into each of those spaces
‘I love you’
I love you, I love you, I love you
Into every area
Where there had been brokenness
And now my life story reads:

I love you … I love you … I love you
I love you … I love you … I love you
I love you … I love you … I died for you
I love you

button heart

Highlighted, deleted, highlighted, deleted
And now my heart has a joyful beat
Yes, a joyful beat, a joyful beat
’Cause all of my sins have been replaced
With the love of my Father which can’t be erased

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

I AM NOT INVISIBLE (Song Lyrics)

withered flower

Chorus
I may be invisible to you
I may be invisible to you
You may not hear what I say
You may not see what I do
But I am not invisible
No, I am not invisible
To the One who loves me through and through

Every day that I feel unloved
I cherish the One who loves me
Every time loved ones pass me by
I look to the One who loves me
Every smile that goes unnoticed
I smile at the One who loves me
Every tear that in silence falls
I leave with the One who loves me
Every night when I’m all alone
I praise the One who is with me

’Cause every season it will bring
Times of feeling so neglected
The sun keeps shining, the moon glows
The stars twinkle, a new day dawns
Life passes by, breaths keep breathing
And I feel so invisible
As I pour out those given gifts
It’s no good trying to please man
Mustn’t hope for recognition
When what you give is rejected

Chorus
I may be invisible to you
I may be invisible to you
You may not hear what I say
You may not see what I do
But I am not invisible
No, I am not invisible
To the One who loves me through and through

Praise God, my heavenly Father
For I will never leave His sight
So what, there’s no recognition
With man and with those that I love
Yes I may be invisible
Yes I’d love to be heard, admired
But if you do walk right past me
And my words bounce right off your heart
Yes it hurts; but I’ll no longer
Try to be seen, I’m in His light

I’m not invisible, no I’m not
I’m here with my wonderful Saviour
He holds my hand, shares our secret plan
Tells me one day I will understand
The reasons for others’ behaviour

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM LOVED

animal beautiful blue

Whispers of my Father’s love
Permeate my soul
Whispers of His pure, sweet love
Love that transcends all

Feeling oh! so beautiful
Feeling oh! so loved
Gift from heaven’s Wonderful
No longer unloved

I am beautiful, I am loved
And no one can convince me otherwise
Because the One called Love
Wrote it on my heart
Before I took my first breath
He breathed love into my heart

Birdies singing blessed tune
Still flowers blooming
All of nature will be soon
No longer groaning

And as I look to the skies
Whether grey or blue
No more held with Satan’s lies
Child of God, brand new

I am beautiful, I am loved
And no one can convince me otherwise
Because the One called Love
Wrote it on my heart
Before I took my first breath
He breathed love into my heart

Yes, before I took my first breath
He breathed love into my heart

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

I Am a New Creation

bridal veil fall water fall new zealand

I am a new creation
And in Christ my Father sees
A new and beautiful child
Of God, often on her knees

I am a new creation
Spirit, soul, body He frees
And by faith I will follow
’Cause my faith, not fear, agrees

I am a new creation
Once riddled with sin’s disease
But with Christ, it is written
Go, and the enemy flees

I am a new creation
Preparing with heaven’s keys
My up and coming wedding
Pure white midst nature’s lees

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

LEAD ME TO THE SECRET PLACE

Green Landscape Trees Vector Background

Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the secret place
The secret place of the Most High
Keep me, feed me, cleanse me, heal me
Midst darkness closing in so nigh

When my heart’s hurting, no relief
When pain determines how I think
When loneliness has me believe
This is all there is, on the brink

When days lead to wearisome hours
When each breath breathes and wonders why
When those around can’t understand
That’s when help is very close by

Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the secret place
The secret place of the Most High
Keep me, feed me, cleanse me, heal me
Midst darkness closing in so nigh

Here’s a love letter to myself
And it’s written with golden thread
Truth that forever sets me free
Shows me that I am being led

Know that you are loved and wanted
Know that you are meant to be here
Don’t listen to thoughts of darkness
Someone can bear your burdens near

Chorus
Oh! Lead me to the secret place
The secret place of the Most High
Keep me, feed me, cleanse me, heal me
Midst darkness closing in so nigh

Bridge
And He leads me to the secret place
And He leads me at His will
Amazing grace laced with Father’s love
As He whispers, peace, be still

Lead me my Saviour
Lead me to the Promised Land
Lead me and guide me
Take me by the hand
I am Yours and You are mine
And no-one can break us apart
I’ll no longer listen to the enemy
To You I give my heart
To You I give my heart
Only to You, my heavenly Love
I give my surrendered heart

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Psalm 91
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.
3 Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation.
KJV public domain

HELD TOGETHER WITH LOVE (A Song of Creation)

mother and baby

Chorus
Well He knitted me together with love
And not one stitch did He miss
Without sweet compassion
Every part of me is where He first placed it
Who am I to question His final design or wisdom?

And so I’m held together with love
His love, so tender sent from above
Throughout all eternity, He gave
Life and for my feet a path did pave

He’d already chosen the colour
Of my skin, my eyes, bright not duller
My hair, to be curly or so straight
A full head of hair, then or to wait

Chorus
Well He knitted me together with love
And not one stitch did He miss
Without sweet compassion
Every part of me is where He first placed it
Who am I to question His final design or wisdom?

And deep within my heart He had placed
An answer for each trial I faced
For every day when skies would be dark
Enough light to ignite hope’s bright spark

So knowing this I cannot worry
I may struggle, my steps be blurry
But because my Creator knows me
That He sees, well ’tis enough for me

Bridge
He saw me
He saw me
Even before one breath I took
He saw me
And loved me
But then I took a breath and forsook
Forgive me Lord
For all the years
I looked the other way
For all the years
I did not see
The love you’d sewn in me

Chorus
Well He knitted me together with love
And not one stitch did He miss
Without sweet compassion
Every part of me is where He first placed it
Who am I to question His final design or wisdom?

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Psalm 139 King James Version (KJV)

139 O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me.

2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.

3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.

5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

7 Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?

8 If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.

9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

10 Even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me.

11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee.

13 For Thou hast possessed my reins: Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

14 I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

15 My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

17 How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with Thee.

19 Surely Thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

20 For they speak against Thee wickedly, and Thine enemies take Thy name in vain.

21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate Thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against Thee?

22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.