WHEN EYES ARE OPENED (Song Lyrics)

baby looking

When you come to a place in your life
And you’re not sure where you have been
When so much clutter, it surrounds you
Can seem more than you’ve ever seen
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

Chorus
When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Some say that this time will never pass
That gloomy skies will always reign
But ’tis also said, stars twinkle best
Darkest night, heaven’s window pane
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

Chorus
When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Time to let go, take the hand of love
He won’t let go, leave or forsake
Jesus will lead you through storms, through strife
Know you’re wanted, not a mistake
Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

Chorus
When eyes are opened
And dawn dusk fog, it lifts
When clarity finds its moment
And life, the Lord, He sifts
Don’t fight it, don’t hide
’Cause new light in many colours
Soon ’twill clear the way
The truth, the life, the way

Look up, and let the cleansing begin
Then they’ll be sweet harmony in Him
Sweet harmony in Him

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

I’M WAITING BY THE POOL OF HEALING (Song Lyrics)

Dedicated to all who need a touch of pure love and healing from the only One who can truly heal. The Healer Himself. Our heavenly Father, in the beautiful name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit …

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I’m waiting by the pool of healing
Waiting for someone to lift me in
Watching others, they go before me
They are healed and I’m waiting still; but
In my greatest need as the tears fall
Jesus can heal before I go in

So many years I’ve waited
Blindly trying many paths
Always hoping that it would be my turn
But alas, others had the joys and laughs

Day after day after day
Month after month after year
Wallowing in much concealed self-pity
Kept in bondage by hidden lies and fear

Feeling disheartened and sad
Wondering how to go on
Able to read of His grace and mercy
But still unable to sing my heart’s song

Chorus
I’m waiting by the pool of healing
Waiting for someone to lift me in
Watching others, they go before me
They are healed and I’m waiting still; but
In my greatest need as the tears fall
Jesus can heal before I go in

But then one day the light shone
Shone though it never had dimmed
The light was always upon His sweet Word
And now my heart saw what my eyes had skimmed

I went to the healing pool
Again nothing had it changed
But there for the first time I met Jesus
Who’d come searching for me where I now laid

And as He said to this child
Child, do you want to be well
I answered and said, I’m listening dear Lord
Only You can lift from this place I fell

My heart listened
My eyes glistened
My Saviour lent down in love
I’m here for you now
And I’ve always been
I’ve just waited for you to look above

Rise, take up your bed and walk
And in His strength I could do
Something that years had prevented me from
Rising up, going forth into things new

Chorus
Oh! I waited by the pool of healing
Waited for someone to lift me in
Watched others, they went before me
They were healed and I no longer wait; ’cause
In my greatest need as the tears fell
Jesus healed me before I went in

© 2016 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

FORGIVENESS IS BEAUTIFUL (SONG LYRICS)

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Like summer days in winter
Like a spring day in fall
Like desert roses blooming
Forgiveness covers all

Forgiveness is beautiful
It lets the loving flow
Something we must ever do
Of this I surely know

Forgiveness is beautiful
It lets the healing flow
Down into the very depths
Where only faith can go

Chorus
So let your heart forgive
It may be hard to do
But with help from above
You’ll find all things made new

Forgiveness is beautiful
Releases all bondage
Ties that once held painfully
Severed from Satan’s rage

Forgiveness is beautiful
Meanders through each life
Allows God’s mercy and grace
To wash clean from all strife

Chorus
So let your heart forgive
It may be hard to do
But with help from above
You’ll find all things made new

Like summer days in winter
Like a spring day in fall
Like desert roses blooming
Forgiveness covers all

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

YOU CHOSE ME

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I didn’t think I was good enough
Others had more worth
In my eyes I was second-class
But then You chose me

My ransom price You paid was priceless
I cannot fathom
Why would You want me, love me so
Yet You still chose me

I didn’t wear robes of righteousness
My face, void of joy
But You wrapped me in forgiveness
In love, You chose me

Jesus, in obedience You went
To the ready cross
Took my hand so I could witness
Why You did choose me

And together along Passion Road
At last I felt safe
But You were bowed with my burdens
Because You chose me

Squeezing my hand in love, I looked up
I couldn’t bear it
‘You don’t have to bear it, My child’
By faith you chose Me

To the cross, through the pain, through the night
The night-like hours, yes
I watched You mercifully die
Tears rolled, You chose me

You bore all my sins, past, future, now
To the cross, they nailed
But praise God, You defeated death
So glad I chose You

Jesus, You’re alive, yes, You’re alive
And now, so am I
All because You enabled me
That day to choose You

I no longer bear those sins of mine
Now they’re washed away
In rivers of unending grace
We chose each other

I didn’t think I was good enough
Others had more worth
In my eyes I was second-class
They’re lies, not the truth

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

WHEN I SEE JESUS IN YOU (SONG LYRICS)

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Anytime I think of your name
Your laugh, your care
The things we share
’Tis hope you bring
When I see Jesus in you

Such a dear, sweet friend
You’ve become to me
I treasure the time we spend together
Whether close, or across the sea

I don’t write the longest letter
Sometimes finding it hard to write
The Lord has placed you in my life
I’m so thankful for the love in you

Chorus
Anytime I think of your name
Your laugh, your care
The things we share
’Tis hope you bring
When I see Jesus in you

Please know I pray for you
For your loved ones
And for any for whom you pray
As I am led
So many of you are hurting
And often, a tear I’ll shed

These lyrics form no order
Since when do emotions
Have to follow any rules
Just know, dear friend
I’m blessed, and feel loved
When I see Jesus in you

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

JUST LET GO (SONG LYRICS)

child climbing

Chorus
Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

Why did it take so long
To really understand
Filled to overflowing
At the touch of My hand

Your heart has been distant
Your heart has grown so cold
Light in your eyes faded
Since you released your hold

Back to the world you went
Ignoring pain, and grief
Pain, grief touching My heart
Searching for quick relief

And why the endless tears
Come back to One who dries
Wipes them all, far away
Forgives all hidden lies

Chorus
Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

Why did you run dear child
You know I love you so
Love’s waiting here for you
Receive it, let it flow

Oh! Daddy, I need you
Sorry I left your side
I saw someone I knew
Their arms were open wide

The storms were just too much
I didn’t let patience
No, have its perfect work
Gave up, joined impatience

So I was left wanting
More, and more of something
Anything to give love
And cause my heart to sing

Chorus
Just let go
Let My loving arms catch you
You won’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love you, oh! I love you

I felt so, so empty
I tried, and tried, and tried
Proved a one-way battle
Without You by my side

I’m coming back to You
You’re all I want, and need
Receiving forgiveness
And in You, I am freed

You’ve paved the way in gold
Lined it with flowers, sweet
And light, shining on it
Leads me to Jesus’ feet

There I’ll stay forever
Love obediently
Receiving my first love
As I am free to be

Chorus
I let go
And Your loving arms caught me
Didn’t fall through
They’re rock solid
I love You, oh! I love You

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

HE’S TAKING ME HOME (SONG LYRICS)

Prompted to write this after reading about a pastor being on a plane and wondering why, in the midst of a terrible storm, all around were in fear, except for a little girl who was totally at peace … When questioned why, she said “Cause my Daddy’s the pilot, and he’s taking me home”.

earth floating in the ocean

I see the darkening skies
They suddenly surround me
Lightning flashes vehemently
The thunder brings widened eyes

I grasp my neighbour’s firm hand
I wipe the sweat from my brow
But still, through this storm we plow
Miles to go, until we land

Looking all around, through tears
I see fear’s face a-laughing
Dread joins fear, throws in mocking
The evil one smiles and jeers

You call yourself a Christian
Well, where is your God right now
Give me your heart, I’ll allow
My peace as your physician

You’re being doubleminded
Do you really trust your God

Enough … ’Twas

Then I sensed His saving rod
Break through where I’d been blinded

My God, He’s here, yes He’s here
Right here, and right by my side
Through storms, any storm I’ll hide
’Cause perfect love casts out fear

Go away you peace stealers
In cars, in boats, and in planes
Father has broken all chains
Bondage gone, He’s the Healer

Chorus
Oh! He’s taking me home, to the home my heart longs for
Storms may gather, and threaten; but I’m safe in His arms
Darkness may linger, and the world set off false alarms
But it’s Father, through Jesus, by Holy Spirit’s war
Yes, it’s Father, through Jesus, by Holy Spirit’s war

REPEAT CHORUS

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

THE FATHER’S LOVE (POEM/SONG LYRICS)

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There’s a place, so deep within
A place only God can fill
Loving me, repelling sin
Where He whispers ‘Peace, be still’

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

It’s been hidden all my life
In darkness, lifeless despair
Not knowing in all my strife
My broken heart sought repair

It sung a different tune
To what it was fine tuned for
Joyful melodies immune
False crescendo begging more

Life, it tried to cover up
Growing emptiness shadows
Tears overflowed grief’s frail cup
Letting go, true life arose

Father drew me, He drew me
Out of false security
He drew me, yes, He drew me
Embroidered love, made me free

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

Nothing can prepare God’s child
For the knowledge of His truth
No self-righteousness can hide
In beauty, imparted youth

Feel the love swept healing sword
On that once lost, broken heart
This heart now beats with fresh chord
Open door, closed, not to part

Words swoon in adoration
Incapable of praising
Too much for comprehension
So I just love, amazing

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

IN THE CENTRE OF THE SHEEPFOLD (SONG LYRICS)

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Jesus, in the centre of Your fold
No fear, no dread shall come upon me
For in Your arms You lovingly hold
All my life, and dreams, and destiny

So if I wander, and go astray
And lose sight of Your beautiful face
Lord, may Your voice never fade away
And estrange me from mercy and grace

Chorus
In the centre of the sheepfold, is where my Master lives
Caring, loving, protecting me, with hands, He sweetly gives
And I am never alone, when I’m held close by His side
Lavished in adoring love, a new creation, His bride

Your rod at times may convict my heart
But Your staff is never far behind
Pours out comfort if I fall apart
Together, our hearts forever bind

You may hear me whisper little bleats
Sometimes hopeless cries will overwhelm
But Your power, love, sound mind defeats
Dries my tears, lifts me to heaven’s realm

Oh! In the centre
In the centre
’Tis where I want to stay
Every minute, every hour
Jesus, every moment of every day

Chorus
In the centre of the sheepfold, is where my Master lives
Caring, loving, protecting me, with hands, He sweetly gives
And I am never alone, when I’m held close by His side
Lavished in adoring love, a new creation, His bride

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth