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RIVERS OF MERCY (Song Lyrics)

fast flowing river

His rivers of mercy never run dry
His rivers of mercy, and I wonder why
Why He has chosen
This heart for His child
Why does He love me so

His rivers of mercy never run dry
His rivers of mercy, and I wonder why
Why He has saved me
Lovingly made me
Why does He love me so

His beautiful Word
Sings a melody
And all my life, will lead
And this I know
For His Word tells me so
And His Word is all that I need

O Jesus, O Jesus
Your rivers of mercy consumed
And this hidden bud
Once captive in thorns
Is free at last
Fragrance released

Broken hearts will be touched
Songs of joy enter in
Darkness, it will have to flee
And all because, our Father’s love
Is embraced in unfailing mercy

Your rivers of mercy never run dry
Your rivers of mercy, and I wonder why
Why You have chosen
This heart for Your child
Why do You love me so

Your rivers of mercy never run dry
Your rivers of mercy, and I wonder why
Why You have saved me
Lovingly made me
Why do You love me so

Rivers of mercy
Rivers of mercy
Flowing from Your throne
Rivers of mercy
Rivers of mercy
I will never be alone
Never be alone
Never be alone
Rivers of mercy

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Trials & Blessings

He Bottles Our Tears

He Bottles Our Tears

They cost us nothing; but cost Him everything

… … …

These are gifts from our Heavenly Father

Nothing we can do; but receive them with thanksgiving and obedience

Love … Forgiveness … Joy … Peace

Freedom … Eternal life … Death of old life

Redemption … Salvation

Mercy … Grace

Hope … Compassion

Repentance … Yes, even repentance

Faith … The precious wonder of this priceless gift

Daily blessings

Trials … The heat of the furnace … The hotter, the more it hurts, the more humble we become

Ready to serve

To love even more

Yes, everything is from God

Everything

Our lives are definitely in His hands

Surrendered to Jesus?  Praise God

May your love for Him intensify each and every day

Or are you struggling intensely with internal strife?

At the crossroads and you must move forth?

Choose life

Choose Jesus

The beautiful gateway … the open door … eternal freedom … eternal love

He is calling you today

Frightened of surrender?

Surrender is not giving yourself to a life of bondage

With Christianity, surrender is freedom

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ARE YOU SUFFERING IN ANY WAY RIGHT NOW?

May God bless all who read this and may the Truth prevail in your life

May you rest in His perfect love for you

May you feel His compassion flow in and through you

May His great mercies manifest in your life today

May your wanderings from fear, hopelessness and anguish be gone

In Jesus Name.  Amen

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Call out to Him.

He will answer every prayer lifted up … unable to speak … don’t know what to say?

He will give you the words

Maybe you can’t hear them; but they’re there and He can

Each prayer lifted up with genuine tears

Every tear tells a story

Maybe you cannot cry anymore for your tears have flooded your life for so long

He will hear each broken heart – for every broken heart cries unseen tears within

And every broken heart releases love with that pain

He knows

He will answer

He loves you

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Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.’

John 14:6 KJV

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Love, Songs

STEPPING INTO GRACE (Song Lyrics)

romantic birds on tree branch
Step through the door before you
Fall into the arms of grace
Through the door which bore much pain
And where sin marred Beauty’s face

And when you’re through, praise the Lord
With opened eyes, all is new
Mercy that you’ve never seen
Waiting to envelop you

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

And it’s all of God, this gift
One gift that bears so many
Day after day His blessings
No need to pay for any

With each new changing dawning
Each breath through the turning sky
The depths of His love aplenty
Will to His heart draw you nigh

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

There will be days when you cry
And call His name silently
Unable to comprehend
Love that died on Calvary

Read His word and praise His Name
Be grateful eternally
Give thanks in everything
Love unconditionally

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

And joy will fill your being
In times of gladness or woe
The gift of grace Jesus gives
Will compel new seeds to grow

Yes, grace, grace, merciful grace
Woven in ways of pure gold
Etched upon each child of God
From world, through door, to His fold

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
Do not be afraid or question why
Just believe that’s where eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Trials & Blessings

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

Posted in Christianity, Inspiration, Love, Songs

I’LL LOVE HIM FOREVER (A Song of Praise)

Love garden

Knowing what I know, I know
That all that happens in my life, my life
Was known before I took my first breath, first breath
And nothing happens that surprises the One who loves me

Chorus
And He loves me forever, forever
And He’s given His love to me
So I’ll love Him forever, forever
Just as our love is meant to be

Knowing what I see, I see
Everything around me, beauty, beauty
Through dark skies or blue lullabies, lullabies
Clouds of memories and time’s never-repeated moments

Knowing what I hear, I hear
Nothing or sweet melodies, melodies
Triumphant heavenly choir, heavenly choir
Or as scripture reads, sparrow alone upon the house top

Chorus
And He loves me forever, forever
And He’s given His love to me
So I’ll love Him forever, forever
Just as our love is meant to be

Oh! Knowing all I know, I know
I know that I’m meant to be
Meant to be here
Meant to be here
In this very part
This very part
Of His story
His story
And each day
Brings me closer
To the heart
To the heart
To the heart
Of creation’s Owner
And every tic
Every toc
Of man’s modern
Modern clock
Takes a little
Of my allotted days
And exchanges
Mercifully
Graciously
Through His hands
Exchanges in love
My way for God’s way
My way for God’s way

Chorus
And He loves me forever, forever
And He’s given His love to me
So I’ll love Him forever, forever
Just as our love is meant to be

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Illness, Loss, Love, Poems, Promise, Trials & Blessings

The Boat Called ‘Affliction’

The Boat Called 'Affliction'

Upon the wildest sea of life
Where dreams, reality are lashed by strife
Upon the crest of highest wave
Where sickness, pain, His sweetest hand gave
Upon tumult of darkest deep
Where storms, affliction rob of sleep
Upon the spinning, whirling foam
Where tears, despair … peace doth roam
Upon this terrible, terrible frame
This frame of life, where nothing’s the same
Day after day after night after day
This seafaring, weatherboard boat has its say
And this boat, so lovingly called ‘Affliction’
An experience, leads us … to His crucifixion
Never a storm out to sea hath so harkened
Called us to share in torment, so, so darkened
As the bed of affliction with a boat so secure
Given always with mercy, grace … eternally sure

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

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Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Promise, Trials & Blessings

Nothing is Impossible … Nothing

Nothing is Impossible ... Nothing
Don’t ever think that nothing can be done to ease or heal a situation, a relationship, a sickness, a doubt, a broken heart, desperation, hopelessness, fear, anything that seems impossible to man.

Look up.

He loves you.

He gives peace that no man could ever give.

You need Him.

Desperately.

Don’t give in.

Don’t give up.

Cry out to Jesus.

He will rescue you.

He gave His life for you.

Please … Believe that there is always hope.

Surrender.

Let go.

Let the mighty river of mercy sweep you out of bondage.

May His grace (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense) flood and deliver your hurts with His love.

Jesus loves you.

Let go.

Let God.

DON’T LET ANYTHING GET IN THE WAY OF ALLOWING YOUR LIFE, YOUR GIFTS (which in themselves are gifts from God) TO REACH UP AND BLOSSOM TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL … AND IF ANYTHING DOES PERCHANCE TRY AND BLOCK YOUR PATH, HE WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY OUT OF OR AROUND THE TROUBLING CIRCUMSTANCE/S. HE WILL STRENGTHEN YOU IN YOUR WEAKNESS, HE WILL FILL YOU WITH HIS JOY. HE NEVER PROMISED THERE WOULDN’T BE PROBLEMS … BUT HE IS ALWAYS THERE TO BE IN THEM WITH YOU. JUST ASK. BELIEVE. RECIEVE.

Thank you Jesus for all You have done in our lives, all You are doing … all that You will do.

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 KJV

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DO I SEE IT, HEAR IT, FEEL IT (A Song of Thankfulness)

DO I SEE IT, HEAR IT, FEEL IT

Do I see every smile in Your eyes
Do I see it, see it, see it
‘Cause every precious look forever lights up
Your way with my name in it

Chorus
Jesus, You were a little babe
Jesus, the heavens and earth You made
Jesus, with the Father’s love, You forgave

Do I hear every word of Your mercy
Do I hear it, hear it, hear it
‘Cause every gentle song or fearful shout holds
Your truth with my name in it

Chorus
Jesus, You were a little babe
Jesus, the heavens and earth You made
Jesus, with the Father’s love, You forgave

Do I feel every beat of Your heart
Do I feel it, feel it, feel it
‘Cause every heavenly breath goes forth and breathes
Your life with my name in it

Chorus
Jesus, You were a little babe
Jesus, the heavens and earth You made
Jesus, with the Father’s love, You forgave

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 KJV

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Inspiration, Photography, Songs, Trials & Blessings

STRENGTHEN MY FAITH LORD (A Song of Encouragement)

Strengthen My Faith Lord
It’s not by feeling but by faith Lord
It’s not by feeling but by faith
That this once guilty heart’s now safe
That this once guilty heart’s now safe
So I will praise You forever Lord
Praise You forever
Trust You forever
‘Cause You poured Your mercy
In and through me
Yes! You poured Love’s mercy through me

Chorus
So I’ll hold the shield of faith Lord
Close to my heart
Close to my heart
And if my arms grow weak and weary Lord
I know You’ll strengthen me
I know You’ll strengthen me
You’ll place the hands of Your love
Over my unprotected heart

Strengthen my faith Lord
Strengthen my faith
When feelings overwhelm Lord
Draw me back to Your heart
And what Your word saith
‘Cause my faith is a gift Lord
A free gift given me
And there’s more for the asking
So Lord, may it increase and be
Forever, forever poured into me

I’ll praise You forever
I’ll trust You forever
‘Cause You poured Your mercy
In and through me
Yes! You poured Love’s mercy through me

Chorus
So I’ll hold the shield of faith Lord
Close to my heart
Close to my heart
And if my arms grow weak and weary Lord
I know You’ll strengthen me
I know You’ll strengthen me
You’ll place the hands of Your love
Over my unprotected heart

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Photography, Poems, The Beauty of Creation, Trials & Blessings

The Sunshine Poem

Tears of SunshineSunshine upon a broken heart
Sunshine when life’s been torn apart
Sunshine leaves behind painfully sweet tears
Sunshine warms and melts the fears
Sunshine oh! sweet sunshine sings
Sunshine fills the birdies’ wings
Sunshine strengthens and embraces
Sunshine reflects His love on faces
Sunshine sends glorious rays of hope
Sunshine allows one in sorrow to cope
Sunshine floods and spreads the news
Sunshine dissipates the endless blues
Sunshine radiates the reflection of rainbows
Sunshine a beam of light on which flows
Sunshine yes the Son shines and lets everyone know
Sunshine from above filters mercy aglow
Sunshine oh! let the Son shine
Sunshine oh! let the Son shine
And may the moonbeams of your dark night
Illuminate the sunshine in your daylight

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth