From the Dryness of the Desert …

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From the dryness of the desert to the rifts within my heart
From the floods of falling deluge to the tears without a start
From the darkness of ailing moon to hidden depths of inner parts
Oh! Lord Your light, it pierces every shard of this well worn cart

This cart that carries every pain, every grief and every shame
This cart that travels wearily and twists and turns beneath its frame
This cart unto which the lonesome had been bound until the freedom came
And now it’s unloaded and only joy and love and peace dwell in His name

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

THE WEDDING DOVE (A Prayerful Song)

THE WEDDING DOVE (2)

Divinely as the wings of freedom
Lift each heart toward the bluest sky
The Wedding Dove sets marks of love rewarding
On those who trust and don’t deny

Chorus
So spread Your wings upon my heart, Lord
Let Your peace flood over me
Fan dying embers of this cold heart, Lord
Into a heart ignited eternally for Thee

He shelters us from hearts backsliding
Draws us from the cliffs of despair
Wraps us safely and shows us all things
This story of love is a love we must share

Chorus
So spread Your wings upon my heart, Lord
Let Your peace flood over me
Fan dying embers of this cold heart, Lord
Into a heart ignited eternally for Thee

Comforter sent from our Love’s pure heart
He had to leave; but never left us
On heavenly winds of sweetest blessing
Filled our hearts with compassion at dusk

Chorus
So spread Your wings upon my heart, Lord
Let Your peace flood over me
Fan dying embers of this cold heart, Lord
Into a heart ignited eternally for Thee

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth

LOVE’S SWEET TRUTH (A Prayerful Song)

Love's Sweet TruthLead me onto the mountain Lord
Up to the mountain of prayer
I’m stuck in the valley so far below
Please clothe me with Love’s sweetest air

Chorus
I look to You
I look to You
My hope, my love, My Saviour

Oh! Clothe me with sweet mountain air
Clothe me with sweet, sweet fragrance
Clothe me with Your sweetest righteousness
Without You I don’t stand a chance

Chorus
I look to You
I look to You
My hope, my love, My Saviour

I’ll never stand a chance of rescue
Stand a chance of sweet release
Stand a chance of seeing my Lord
Face to face in unending peace

Chorus
I look to You
I look to You
My hope, my love, My Saviour

The peace that only You can give
Peace from the sweetest river
Peace that flows throughout my heart
From the only true Life-Giver

Chorus
I look to You
I look to You
My hope, my love, My Saviour

So lead me onto the mountain Lord
The way may be rugged or smooth
I’ll leave this valley and leave the tears
Leave behind all but love’s sweet Truth

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

What is Love

What is LoveEmptiness deep within
Not fulfilled not seen
Searching desperate
To fill the void
Hurting hearts
Lives destroyed
Longing moment by moment
Where is the peace
Where is the joy
Sadness follows all our footsteps
Hand in hand with silent tears
Everywhere seeing people smiling
We smile too
A smile with sad eyes
Valleys once filled with laughter
Flowers of happiness
Trees of strength
Baby blue skies
And fluffy white clouds
Oh! Return unto us
Love once felt always
Words given freely
Making one feel warm and fresh
Alive to life
And joy fulfilling
Only You Lord can bring that breath

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

The Train

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In amidst the silent storm
The train, it rattles on
Reflections of lives being lived
Whistle past with the dreams of others captured
Upon the moving pictures
Of times forever gone

I sit and wonder as scenes whizz by
The train, still peaceful to my heart
Reminds me of protection given
By the Saviour, so precious and a part
Of all who love Him, whether sunshine or rain
All hearts pierced by the Word, like a dart

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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A Prayer of Lace Upon My Heart

A Prayer of Lace Upon My Heart (2)May the words that you give me Lord, be like lace.

May those who are hurting and read them, fall through the holes in between.

May they be caught underneath by the Everlasting Arms and be made whole.

May the holes in their hearts be filled with Your joy.

Your peace.

The  peace that only You can give.

Your completeness.

The emptiness in their lives will then be full.

Because You have

Mended the holes

Mended

Restored

Mended and restored

Mended … restored

Restored with the threads of Your love.

Safety in the Shallows

Safety in the ShallowsWhenever waves of hurt seem relentless, look to the shallows. A safe place in which to stand. Take your eyes off the problem and look to the gentleness and comforting melody of His healing word. Let it wash over you and may peace ever so reassuringly lap at your now steady feet.

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His Song

Look UpSoftly, softly sings my Saviour,
Sings my Saviour, soft to me,
Sending words of comfort daily,
Through the whisper of the trees.

I hear the bees a-buzzing,
Amidst the jasmine vine,
Sweet, perfumed snow-buds of fragrance,
A chorus so divine.

He’s in the falling dew,
That refreshes thirsting life,
He’s in the greatly chirping birds
Their songs announcing strife.

The blades of grass a-swaying,
In breezes He brings forth,
Carrying echoes of love and joy,
Peace flows down from upper north.

He brings music to my ears,
And causes me to hear,
For everything that has His touch,
Gifts of song, new life, brings near.

The golden harps of dawn,
The twilight dusky bells,
Little creatures just being themselves,
The dry leaves sailing effortlessly down,
The roses lifting sweet perfume,
The clouds a-billowing past,
The distant cry of a lonely dog,
The beat of a winged butterfly,
The lorikeet, the kangaroo,
…. Sweet melody in a kitten’s purr.

My Lord, my Lord, Thou art beautiful,
Open mine ears so I will perceive,
This pure delight, this spotless sight,
Singing songs of pure love … I receive.

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

Jewels of Freedom

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BUTTERFLIES

The beauty of the Lord shines forth
Upon the gentle wings
And softness of a sweet design
Fluttering jewels amidst the breeze

Imagine life so wonderful
And richness Oh! so grand
Weaving through the petal blossoms
In tune while nature sings

So may your life be filled like theirs
With freedom, peace and joy
And may your journey take you to
A place of wonder and reward
(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

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