THE PIERCING SWORD (Song Lyrics)

sunset

Piercing through to soul and spirit

Joints and marrow not left unturned

Discerner of mind’s commotion

Intents of heart, His word does burn

 

Drive it through to the depths of me

A picture of a golden sea

Bursting forth upon collision

Freeing blessings for all to see

 

Chorus

Diving into the pool of love

I witness and sense the Father above

I embrace all that He’s given me

I flow in His essence of loving me

He drives out all darkness

The enemy flees

Through sunshine and rain

Through storms and pain

I’m safe, I’m absorbed

Diving into the pool of love

 

Released are love, and peace, and joy

Longsuffering, gentleness too

Goodness, faith and meekness follow

Temperance binds them all, I’m new

 

Can you see golden healing beams

Bringing fruit to others unseen

Bringing fresh hope to broken hearts

Dive in, let the Word intervene

 

Chorus

Diving into the pool of love

I witness and sense the Father above

I embrace all that He’s given me

I flow in His essence of loving me

He drives out all darkness

The enemy flees

Through sunshine and rain

Through storms and pain

I’m safe, I’m absorbed

Diving into the pool of love

 

©2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

YOU MUST FIND YOURSELF IN THE EVERLASTING BOOK (Song Lyrics)

 

 

winter lady

Chorus

Are there times when you are struggling

To know who you really are

Does the world try and lead you

To places somewhere far

Are the voices that you’re listening to

Messing with your head

Oh! My sweet child, come and look, come look

You must find yourself in the everlasting Book

 

Remember that beautiful moment

You first heard Me call your name

When you stepped into the great unknown

Life would never be the same

 

My life, I gave willingly for you

Penned my law upon your heart

It’s up to you to be diligent

For you have been set apart

 

Sometimes all will seem too difficult

Sometimes you’ll doubt and question

Sometimes the trials will seem to crush you

But you’re free from oppression

 

And sometimes you’ll wonder where I am

Sometimes those tears will release

Sometimes you’ll feel you’re going backwards

But My way for you is peace

 

Just attend to My life-giving words

Incline ears to my sayings

Yes, set them always before your eyes

And treasure as heart blessings

 

Inside the book, that glorious Book

You, Spirit, Son and Father

Where you say, oh! where can I find me

In every ‘whosoever’

 

So take a look, take a look and see

And find yourself included

Know that you’re so loved, ever cherished

You couldn’t be excluded

 

Chorus

Are there times when you are struggling

To know who you really are

Does the world try and lead you

To places somewhere far

Are the voices that you’re listening to

Messing with your head

Oh! My sweet child, come and look, come look

You must find yourself in the everlasting Book

 

You must find yourself in the Book

You must find yourself in the Book

Come, my dear child

Come, sit by My side

You must find yourself in the Book

 

There you will find who you truly are

There you will find perfect love

There you will find who you truly are

There you will find perfect love

 

Chorus

Are there times when you are struggling

To know who you really are

Does the world try and lead you

To places somewhere far

Are the voices that you’re listening to

Messing with your head

Oh! My sweet child, come and look, come look

You must find yourself in the Book

My book

You must find yourself in the everlasting Book

 

©2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

FREEDOM IS WITHIN (Song Lyrics)

Freedom Within

Freedom is within

Freedom is within

It’s not about the circumstances

Freedom is within

 

Freedom is within

A heart that’s settled can embrace the storms

You’re safe, you’re loved, you’re free

 

Freedom is within

A heart that’s loved can embrace the hurting

You’re safe, you’re loved, you’re free

 

Freedom is within

Stop trying to find that new safe haven

You’re safe, you’re loved, you’re free

 

Stop running child

Stop running child

Freedom is within you

And all that you will, or will ever need

The Father’s love, the love of Jesus

Secures that freedom within you

You’re safe, you’re loved, you’re free

 

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

BACK ON THE POTTER’S WHEEL AGAIN (Song and Lyrics) … Sung by Me

Singing something I wrote three years ago 🙂 …

potter's wheel clay sculpt

Chorus
Help me Lord, I’m back on the Potter’s wheel
Back on Your restoration wheel again
Must have attempted to throw myself off
’Cause I dried out, and was left full of pain

His soft touch gently holds me tight
And I hang on with all my might
We must have made an awesome sight
My darkness, pierced by heaven’s light

The motion rolls back, and then forth
 With Living Water I head north
He sings over me, shows my worth
As if I’m but one, left in Earth

It feels like I’m sliding, falling
Oh! Jesus don’t leave me flailing
Hold me together, I’m drowning
Drowning in sad self-relying

Chorus
Help me Lord, I’m back on the Potter’s wheel
Back on Your restoration wheel again
Must have attempted to throw myself off
’Cause I dried out, and was left full of pain

The mud flings in my darkened eyes
Fills now deafened ears with my cries
My mouth expels all satan’s lies
On the Saviour, my life relies

All disobedience is thrown
I find myself no more alone
’Cause tenderly, His hands have sown
And He calls me, His very own

Oh! Lord, You have made me anew
My heart, no longer shades of blue
It hurt; but a new me You drew
Reflecting the image of You

Chorus
I’m so glad I’m back on the Potter’s wheel
Back on His restoration wheel again
Hopelessness would have me throw myself off
But my old life He’s mercifully slain

© 2018 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

YOUR WORD IS ALIVE (Song Lyrics)

flock of sheep sheep group

Soft as a lullaby
You sweetly sing to me
Whispering words of love
In childlike melody

Breeze through forest treetop
A gentle mountain stream
Sunlight, moonlight and stars
Sometimes through silent dream

Chorus
Your word is alive
Alive, alive
Your word is so beautiful
Come bind Yourself with this longing heart
And make Yourself at home
At home
Lord, make Yourself at home

Hills of verdant pasture
Sheep sleeping, they’re content
Stormy clouds, they gather
Peals of thunder, they rent

Over valley roaring
The leaping flames of fire
Burning deep within me
Bring wisdom to inspire

Chorus
Your word is alive
Alive, alive
Your word is so beautiful
Come bind Yourself with this longing heart
And make Yourself at home
At home
Lord, make Yourself at home

Yes Lord, Your living word
No matter the volume
Brings life, abundant life
With which our hearts commune

Alive, alive, alive
Living, Your word brings life
Pierces deepest darkness
And drives out every strife

Bridge
Calling, calling
You call my name
I’m not the same
I hear Your voice
I hear You call
You call my name

Lord
Here I am

Chorus
Your word is alive
Alive, alive
Your word is so beautiful
Come bind Yourself with this longing heart
And make Yourself at home
At home
Lord, make Yourself at home

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

INTO THE DEPTHS OF LOVE … Praising Jesus (Song Lyrics and Song … Sung by Me)

A little wonky, and definitely not recorded in a music studio; but hey! I had fun doing it 🙂

singing children

Chorus
Darkness fleeing
Life restoring
Singing Hallelujah
Praising Jesus
He’s our Healer
Worship Him, Selah

Come to the One who loves you
Come to the One who cares
Come and partake of heaven
Heaven on earth, now heirs

Come to the One who forgives
Come to the One who heals
Come to the fountain, be cleansed
Yes, Holy Spirit seals

Chorus
Darkness fleeing
Life restoring
Singing Hallelujah
Praising Jesus
He’s our Healer
Worship Him, Selah

Run to Father, be restored
Run to Father, let go
Run to Jesus, see the light
Let mercy’s healing flow

Run to Father, you are loved
Run to Father, praise God
Taste and see the Lord is good
Step into steps He’s trod

Chorus
Darkness fleeing
Life restoring
Singing Hallelujah
Praising Jesus
He’s our Healer
Worship Him, Selah

Repeat Chorus

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

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

easter heart welcome

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

IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT (Song Lyrics)

water leaves reflections

Chorus
Are you hiding within your heart, dear child
Longing for someone to find you
Does each day find you struggling to find
Your identity that’s lost, forsaken
Stop looking at what you can see
Can see
See staring back at you
Take a deeper dive into the water of life
See yourself in My reflection

See yourself in My reflection
See yourself
Yourself, free
See yourself in My reflection
Instead of you
You’ll see Me

Guilt plays a ruthless, endless game
Places all the blame upon you
But I’m here to say, My dear child
It’s not your fault, you’re not at fault
And I’ve provided the remedy

Shame is the bondage of your past
And pain wraps its arms around it
But I’m here to say, My dear child
It’s not your fault, you’re not at fault
And I’ve provided the remedy

Chorus
Are you hiding within your heart, dear child
Longing for someone to find you
Does each day find you struggling to find
Your identity that’s lost, forsaken
Stop looking at what you can see
Can see
See staring back at you
Take a deeper dive into the water of life
See yourself in My reflection

See yourself in My reflection
See yourself
Yourself, free
See yourself in My reflection
Instead of you
You’ll see Me

Sickness entwines, steals your freedom
Fear covers with clouds of despair
But I’m here to say, My dear child
It’s not your fault, you’re not at fault
And I’ve provided the remedy

Hopelessness sings confusing lies
Loneliness speaks to the hurting
But I’m here to say, My dear child
It’s not your fault, you’re not at fault
And I’ve provided the remedy

Chorus
Are you hiding within your heart, dear child
Longing for someone to find you
Does each day find you struggling to find
Your identity that’s lost, forsaken
Stop looking at what you can see
Can see
See staring back at you
Take a deeper dive into the water of life
See yourself in My reflection

See yourself in My reflection
See yourself
Yourself, free
See yourself in My reflection
Instead of you
You’ll see Me

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU … (Now A Beautiful Song) … Please Listen

She’s done it again, my dear sweet friend and sister in Christ Kathleen has infused her beautiful voice into these lyrics. Please be blessed as you listen …

railway station luggage child

There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
Stop listening to the lies that deceive you
Start believing what the Word says about you
Jesus took all that was wrong far away from you
Jesus took it all away
Away, away
Jesus took it all away

There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
Stop listening to bad reports that grieve you
Start believing that God’s love is for you
Jesus took all that was wrong far away from you
Jesus took it all away
Away, away
Jesus took it all away

Stand up
Declare
I am righteous
Holy
Blameless
Stand up and fight today
Shout and praise
Lift weary hands
Even on those stormy days

There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
Stop listening to those who don’t believe you
Start believing that new life is in you
Jesus took all that was wrong far away from you
Jesus took it all away
Away, away
Jesus took it all away

There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
Stop listening to sorrows slow to leave you
Start believing that joy, it is in you
Jesus took all that was wrong far away from you
Jesus took it all away
Away, away
Jesus took it all away

Stand up
Declare
I am healed
And whole
Forgiven
Stand up and fight today
Shout and praise
Straighten weary knees
Even on those stormy days

Jesus took it all away

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

Another inspired by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k_EoMWGXbs&t=1585s

LET’S TURN THIS ALL AROUND (Song Lyrics)

peace dove window glass

The days are growing darker and darker
It is taking more and more strength to see
So much is happening daily, hourly
How will this affect friends, family, me

It’s not too late
Whilst there is breath
To turn this all around
Around
Father waits for us
Waits for us
That we be found
Living and moving and being in Christ

Threats of war, earthquakes, viruses not seen
Told to do this, do that, follow blindly
Faces once smiling, now crudely concealed
No more hugging allowed, sadness set free

Words no longer flow amongst our friendships
Relationships have changed much, doors have closed
And yet, strangely through it all, love prevails
And all that’s hidden is being exposed

It’s not too late
Whilst there is breath
To turn this all around
Around
Father waits for us
Waits for us
That we be found
Living and moving and being in Christ

Yes, the Lord knows the hearts of everyone
Nothing we are thinking, can escape Him
Man cannot plan, deceive, confuse mankind
Without Father’s knowledge, He’ll reveal them

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Let’s turn this all around
Around, around
Church, rise up, you’re on solid ground
Let’s take our armour and stand firm
The battle is the Lord’s, shout it out
Affirm

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth