Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Love, Songs

MY FATHER’S SMILE (Song Lyrics)

sunflowers flowers sky

I see Your face in the morning
And seeing me, brings forth a smile
Such a beautiful smile of love
Whispering, come let’s sit awhile

And Your smile reflects onto me
Captures love in those twinkling eyes
Shines stillness on this trembling heart
Pours light over dark, hollow lies

Chorus
O Your smile brings love
Your smile brings joy
Your smile brings so much peace
Your smile delights
Each breath that I take
Each heartbeat I release, release
Each heartbeat I release

And as I draw close to Your side
Your presence radiates through me
I’m no longer frightened, afraid
You washed my eyes so I could see

The softness of love’s countenance
The enveloping arms of love
O Father, I’m lost in Your heart
Forever my heart lives above

Chorus
O Your smile brings love
Your smile brings joy
Your smile brings so much peace
Your smile delights
Each breath that I take
Each heartbeat I release, release
Each heartbeat I release

This was inspired by the most beautiful smile my soon to be 95 year old father gave me the other morning, when we saw each other for the first time that day.

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Poems, Trials & Blessings

RIVERS OF PEACE

the boat

I’m sailing on rivers of peace
I’m sailing on rivers of peace
The waves may lash
The boat may crash
But, I’m sailing on rivers of peace

I’m skipping on the narrow road
I’m skipping on the narrow road
The turns may twist
Old ways resist
But, I’m skipping on the narrow road

I’m reading all about His love
I’m reading all about His love
Am I in there?
All sins laid bare
Yes, I’m reading all about His love

I’m seeing His sweet miracles
I’m seeing His sweet miracles
Some are for me
Others for thee
Yes, I’m seeing His sweet miracles

I’m walking hand in hand with Him
I’m walking hand in hand with Him
In the garden
Earth and heaven
Yes, I’m walking hand in hand with Him

Yes, all my life entwines with His
Yes, all my life entwines with His
Every heartbeat
Each breath complete
In Christ, I live, move, have my being

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Songs, Trials & Blessings

THE PEACE IN YOUR PEACE (A Song of Hope in Unsettled Times)

THE PEACE IN YOUR PEACE

Chorus
Only the peace in Your peace
Can shatter uncertainty
Only the peace in Your peace
Does away with all conflict in me
Only the peace in Your peace
Meanders quietly through the forest of time
Only the peace in Your peace
Allows my reflection to mirror Thine

Oh! Jesus, Jesus
The hours and the days are growing darker

Oh! Jesus, Jesus
Without You here in my life I will falter

Chorus
Only the peace in Your peace
Can shatter uncertainty
Only the peace in Your peace
Does away with all conflict in me
Only the peace in Your peace
Meanders quietly through the forest of time
Only the peace in Your peace
Allows my reflection to mirror Thine

Oh! Jesus, Jesus
I can’t do this by myself any longer

Oh! Jesus, Jesus
Your strength and love and joy will make me stronger

Chorus
Only the peace in Your peace
Can shatter uncertainty
Only the peace in Your peace
Does away with all conflict in me
Only the peace in Your peace
Meanders quietly through the forest of time
Only the peace in Your peace
Allows my reflection to mirror Thine

Oh! Jesus, Jesus
Please flood me with Your peace, Your peace forever

Oh! Jesus, Jesus
May Your sweet fragrance
Carry me
Carry me
May Your sweet fragrance
Carry me
Oh! Carry me gently
Along peace’s river, never by chance

Chorus
Only the peace in Your peace
Can shatter uncertainty
Only the peace in Your peace
Does away with all conflict in me
Only the peace in Your peace
Meanders quietly through the forest of time
Only the peace in Your peace
Allows my reflection to mirror Thine

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth