A Heavenly Wedding

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Laying lost dreams and all aside
I am becoming Jesus’ bride
I must remember, not forget
Upon whose finger God has set
Heaven’s ring of eternity
With mercy, grace and loyalty
My heart He softens more each day
Opens my eyes and shows the way
And as the time draws oh! so near
He sifts my life, I will not fear
Trials and suffering, peace and joy
With each breath, hope I must employ
With head held high; but humbly low
I look to Him and this I know
A mansion has my name upon
I’ll plant roses ‘cause pests are gone
Bask in perfect light of God’s Son
Knowing this, victory is won
And stepping forward gleefully
In Saviour’s eyes, pure love I’ll see
My bridal train will be adorned
With all of my love, nothing scorned
The fragrance of all tears I’ve shed
Will be wiped dry when we are wed
My hair will glow with truth’s glory
My arms will reach for His story
No more waiting, waiting, longing
The marriage supper … Belonging

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Just Be Still

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Just be
Just be
Just be still
And let the Lord’s strength
Let the Lord’s love
Let the Lord’s truth
Let the Lord’s joy
Let the Lord’s peace
Let the Lord’s mercy
Let the Lord’s grace
Let the Lord shine upon you

For He will strengthen you
He will love you
He does love you
He will fill you with all truth
He will make your days of darkness lighter
And knowing He will never leave or forsake you
Will fill you with internal joy
He will flood you with His peace
Not as the world gives
But with peace only the depths of your heart can explain
His mercy
His grace
No words can embrace

Just be still
Let the Lord shine upon you

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Release the Joy

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Release the joy
Release the love
Release the memories
From above
Tear down the wall
Repair the breach
Tear down the wall
And into my heart, reach
Take out sadness
Take out grief
Take out oppression
And unbelief
Tear down the wall
Oh! Lord my God
Tear down the wall
And I know You will
Catch me if I fall
Fall when emotions
Come tumbling out
Too much joy
Flooding my soul
But never too much
Never too much
On which to lay my goal
Of loving You
No matter what
May love, peace and joy
Oh! May love, peace and joy
Reflect the golden highlights
Deep down into my heart
Reflect the golden highlights
Of my sweet Father’s love

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

BIND THEM ALL WITH JOY (A Christmas Song)

Bind Them All With Joy

Decorate our lives, dear Lord
Decorate our lives
Disperse faith and hope and love, dear Lord
Into the chambers of our hearts

Chorus
Release
Oh! Release
Release the melody
Praise and psalms of triumph Lord
In and through this family tree

Light the faith with hope, dear Lord
Light the faith with hope
Light the love with love, dear Lord
And bind them all with joy

Chorus
Release
Oh! Release
Release the melody
Praise and psalms of triumph Lord
In and through this family tree

And when the lights grow dim, dear Lord
And when the lights grow dim
Reflect the light of Jesus, dear Lord
Upon hearts captive to this world’s cheer

Chorus
Release
Oh! Release
Release the melody
Praise and psalms of triumph Lord
In and through this family tree

Entwine the branches of pain, dear Lord
Entwine the branches of fear
Entwine the branches of sadness, dear Lord
With the Red Thread of the True Vine, so dear

You are the sole Creator
You are the Heaven’s Breath
You are the Love of all love’s known
Please Lord, decorate our hearts

Sprinkle the faith with hope, dear Lord
Sprinkle the hope with faith
Sprinkle the love with love, dear Lord
And bind them all with joy

Chorus
Release
Oh! Release
Release the melody
Praise and psalms of triumph Lord
In and through this family tree

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

From the Dryness of the Desert …

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From the dryness of the desert to the rifts within my heart
From the floods of falling deluge to the tears without a start
From the darkness of ailing moon to hidden depths of inner parts
Oh! Lord Your light, it pierces every shard of this well worn cart

This cart that carries every pain, every grief and every shame
This cart that travels wearily and twists and turns beneath its frame
This cart unto which the lonesome had been bound until the freedom came
And now it’s unloaded and only joy and love and peace dwell in His name

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

THE BLUENESS OF MY HEART (A Song of Hope)

THE BLUENESS OF MY HEART

My eyes were drawn outside this morning to a beautiful, lone blue flower which had blossomed amidst heavenly showers … need I say more … another song was born … enjoy.

All glory to God.

THE BLUENESS OF MY HEART

Chorus
O the showers of Your blessings
Release the blueness of my heart
So I come before You humbly and pray
Lord, set the showers and storms apart

I need to feel Your presence Lord
Like sunlight melts the darkness of night
I need to feel Your presence Lord
And in mercy stand before You right

Chorus
O the showers of Your blessings
Release the blueness of my heart
So I come before You humbly and pray
Lord, set the showers and storms apart

In hours gone by, the rains have poured
And my heart has taken a lashing
In hours gone by, the rains have poured
Mingled with booming and forks flashing

Chorus
O the showers of Your blessings
Release the blueness of my heart
So I come before You humbly and pray
Lord, set the showers and storms apart

And now rivers of grace, they flow
Through my once tear-stained emotions
And now rivers of grace, they flow
Draining sadness into the ocean

‘Cause the showers of Your blessings
Release the blueness of my heart
The showers of Your blessings
O the showers of Your blessings
Have sprinkled joy in this once blue heart
Have sprinkled joy in this once blue heart

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

JOY RESTORED, JOY ADORED (A Song of Great Happiness)

JOY RESTORED, JOY ADORED

Joy restored, joy adored
This my Saviour has given me
Joy, joy, joy
‘Cause Jesus is alive
Alive, alive, alive
And I have all the hope I need

Chorus
‘Cause when Jesus unlocked
The door to my heart
Joy burst forth
And nearly tore me apart
Yes, joy burst forth
Nearly tore me apart

And I have all the hope I need
Joy restored, joy adored
Joy, joy, joy
‘Cause Jesus has risen
Indeed, indeed, indeed
And I have all the peace I need

Chorus
‘Cause when Jesus unlocked
The door to my heart
Joy burst forth
And nearly tore me apart
Yes, joy burst forth
Nearly tore me apart

And I have all the peace I need
And I have all the hope I need
Joy restored, joy adored
Joy, joy, joy
Shalom, shalom, shalom
And I have all the joy I need

Joy in Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Joy in Jesus
Hallelujah, joy in Jesus

Chorus
‘Cause when Jesus unlocked
The door to my heart
Joy burst forth
And nearly tore me apart
Yes, joy burst forth
Nearly tore me apart

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

Joy-Drops (A Song of Encouragement)

JOY DROPSWhen one fine day, dark clouds appear
Upon the horizon of my mind
Change skies of sunswept blue
Into weeping memories of you
I cannot help but linger there
‘Cause the pain, it washes over
But He turns every little teardrop
Into a joy-drop for me

Yes, He turns every little sorrow
Every tear that goes unseen
Turns them inside out and cleanses them
With His power releases them
With the love of Love’s love He wept for me

Every little teardrop from never-ending fountain
Every little teardrop from deserts no longer blooming
Every stream of this facial valley that’s been marred
He’s turned into precious joy-drops for me

Yes, little golden dreams of sun-drops
He casts a rainbow over me
Casts a rainbow over me
Casts a rainbow over me
The flood has gone
And I have won
Because I’m kept
In the joy-light of His Son

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth