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A Beautiful Story

I have decided to post some of my earlier work. I hope you enjoy them.

spring snowdrop

Softly as a pure, white dove
The snowflakes gently fell
A little lamb was given us
On that crisp, winter morn

And as He grew, new life was found
Found deep within the earth
Petals beautifully did spring forth
And not a blemish spoiled

Fresh sounds of song rolled off the leaves
Of fragrance laced with heaven
And that dear lamb, God’s chosen One
Was led toward that tree

The tree of death, the tree of life
And today this is given thee
To die with Christ, be born again
Never again be led astray

The wondrous Shepherd of mankind
With grace whispers your name
Come forth, come forth
From darkness holding, life begins with Me

Take My hand and walk beside Me
Bring your heart to pastures green
Living waters will cleanse, restore you
Open the gate that is nailed with My pain
Your shame is taken
My love is given
Silent knocking on your heart no more

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Shipwrecked; But Never, Ever Broken

Thank you Karrol for liking this older post. It came at a perfect time for me and I pray it will bless many who find themselves in the sea of affliction.

canary islands shipwreck ship

The ship tosses violently upon the open seas
The Captain’s in control; but the crew are full of fear
And with every fresh onslaught, they all cower lower
The Captain, though, with commanding voice, says, peace be still

Likewise, peace be still, He speaks silently to our hearts
The storms of life may appear that they are shattering
The ship of our lives, our hopes, our dreams, our course, our lives
Take your eyes off the storm, rest in His words, you’ll come through

It is as though He says, the Prince of Peace is saying
Some days are highs, some are lows, you will rise, you will fall
You may be drenched with the tears that you shed, I’ll dry them
You may be parched by the heat you bear, I am the Son

So if you’re battling raging storms upon worldly waves
Your ship will break, there’ll be none to save when you cry out
But with Eternity’s Best upon Living Waters
Your heart may be shipwrecked; but never, ever broken

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

The Tears of a Dry Heart – ‘A Beautiful Story’ in “Fragrance from the Spring”

stream in forest

 A  BEAUTIFUL STORY

Softly as a pure, white dove,

The snowflakes gently fell,

A little lamb was given us,

On that crisp, winter morn.

 *

And as He grew, new life was found,

Found deep within the earth,

Petals beautifully did spring forth,

And not a blemish spoiled.

 *

Fresh sounds of song rolled off the leaves,

Of fragrance laced with heaven,

And that dear lamb, God’s chosen One,

Was led toward that tree.

 *

The tree of death, the tree of life,

And today this is given thee,

To die with Christ, be born again,

Never again be led astray.

 *

The wondrous Shepherd of mankind,

With grace whispers your name,

Come forth, come forth,

From darkness holding, life begins with Me.

 *

Take My hand and walk beside Me,

Bring your heart to pastures green,

Living waters will cleanse, restore you,

Open the gate that is nailed with My pain,

Your shame is taken,

My love is given,

Silent knocking on your heart no more.

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When tears have dried up; but you’re still in pain, open the floodgates of the reservoir and allow the Living Water to fill the emptiness of your broken heart.  Maybe once again.

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