FEAR NOT

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I lie awake
My heart is beating
It sings a song
I know it’s waiting
To hear the voice
Of One who loves me
I must be still
Oh heart, be still

Be still from fear
Still from dread
Still from wondering
What’s going on in my head
Still from the trials
Of everyday life
Be still and receive
Be still, receive

’Cause my God has given me
Straight from His heart
So many promises of Fear Nots

Fear Not, a beautiful flower
Full of perfume, and lingering fragrance
Held together in heavenly bunch
Forever, and ever with scarlet red ribbon
Bound to sweet Forget-Me-Not

I know I am loved, I must fear not
I am not abandoned, no, I am not forgotten
He’s planted His gift
Of Fear Nots, Forget-Me-Nots
Deep within the stillness of this willing, waiting heart

© 2019 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

WHEN A HEART HASN’T FULLY SURRENDERED (Song Lyrics)

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There are parts of my heart struggling to be free
Forgive me Father, I’ve been too blind to see
That Your salvation included all, all, all
All I’d ever need when I answered Your call

Oh! Why is it hard, so hard to surrender
I’m going to spend life with You forever
Surrender all of my heart to You, my Lord
Please release me from every worldly cord

Chorus
This heart
A heart
Not fully surrendered
This heart
A heart
Still longing
Still empty
Crying within
Wanting only to surrender

Something’s amiss, because You’ve given it all
There’s something I missed, because You’ve done it all
Jesus, You’re seated on the right hand of Love
‘Tis compassion’s heart interceding above

Oh! Eyes, turn to the Lord, stop looking at self
You’re not some random bear alone on a shelf
Know with understanding, and keep your mind fresh
Remembering the battle’s spirit not flesh

Chorus
This heart
A heart
Not fully surrendered
This heart
A heart
Still longing
Still empty
Crying within
Wanting only to surrender

Then I see scenes of old, hard yes; but simple
No distractions, no screens making life brittle
New lives birthing forth into glorious day
On home ground once lived upon, decades away

I’m told not to look back, keep hands on the plough
I’ve healed you He said, live with Me in the now
The memories are yours, beauty and sorrow
But My beauty will always fill tomorrow

Chorus
This heart
A heart
Not fully surrendered
This heart
A heart
Still longing
Still empty
Crying within
Wanting only to surrender

This heart
A heart
Surrendering
This heart
A heart
Receiving
Filling
Tears captured
Only a matter of time

Because I am loved
I am loved
I am loved

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

I SEE YOUR LOVE

I see Your love in the morning light
Shining through the leaves
The birds are singing
It’s fresh new day
I love You Lord
Please light my way

I see Your love in the noon-day sun
Warmth upon my skin
Flowers glistening
Dew invisible
I love You Lord
Your love fills full

I see Your love in the night-time breeze
Softness, sunset hues
Silhouettes scatter
Deep echoes calling
I love You Lord
All forgiving

I see Your love all day and night long
Always by my side
Through the joys and tears
Eyes deflecting strife
I love You Lord
For my sweet life

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME (Song Lyrics)

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There’s a song in my heart for you, dear Lord
It echoes, and beats, with each brand-new day
The melodies flow out differently
But it always has the same thing to say

Chorus
Oh! Thank You, thank You, thank You for loving me
Can I say it again, thank You for loving me, yes me
In the midst of Your love
In the midst of my trials
Your Cross stands a beacon of hope
Your Cross stands a beacon of hope

I thought I knew all there was to know
About love; but I was wrong
’Cause the love I found myself living
Could give joy, or a sad song

Depending on how I was feeling
Or how the one I love, felt
Would determine love story’s outcome
Seeing how two hearts could melt

But with You, my wonderful Saviour
You bring permanent fragrance
Your love pours endlessly out for me
And makes this, Your child’s heart, dance

Chorus
Oh! Thank You, thank You, thank You for loving me
Can I say it again, thank You for loving me, yes me
In the midst of Your love
In the midst of my trials
Your Cross stands a beacon of hope
Your Cross stands a beacon of hope

There’s a song in my heart for you, dear Lord
It echoes, and beats, with each brand-new day
The melodies flow out differently
But it always has the same thing to say

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

I AM ME

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I am me
I am me
And I’m just the way
I’m meant to be
I’m nobody else
Don’t need to fill no shoes

I am me
Just how I am meant to be
I am loved
I am loved
And it’s just the way
He said ’twould be
And nobody else
Can fill these shoes of mine
I am loved
Just the way ’twill always be

I am me
I am me
And I’m just the way
I’m meant to be
I’m nobody else
Don’t need to fill no shoes
I am me
Just how I am meant to be

I am loved
I am loved
And it’s just the way
He said ’twould be
And nobody else
Can fill these shoes of mine
I am loved
Just the way ’twill always be

Yes I am me
And I am loved
And no-one, no-one
Can take that love
’Cause it is promised
And perfectly given
Recorded and showered
From heaven above

Yes I am me
And I am loved
And no-one, no-one
Can take that love
’Cause it is promised
And perfectly given
Recorded and showered
From heaven above

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

 

LEAD ME TO THE SECRET PLACE (SONG LYRICS)

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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 – present 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.
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I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM LOVED (A Song in My Heart)

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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 – present 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

Highlighted and Deleted

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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

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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