PLEASE HUG THEM (My Prayer For All Who Are Going Through Extreme Trials)

Today I repost this, lifting up in particular, all in the terrible California fires. Those who have lost their homes, their furry friends, their possessions, their livestock, their livelihood, the tireless service men and women … May you be comforted and even though the winds and flames rage, may the peace of the living God flood and quench the internal flames of fear, desperation, hopelessness. In Jesus precious Name. Amen.

I dedicate this precious song to all who are trapped or feel like they are trapped in circumstances beyond their control. I think of the fires, the floods, abuse, addictions, hunger, thirst, loneliness, homelessness, unemployment, sickness, loss of loved ones … any situation where you’ve lost all hope …

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PLEASE HUG THEM (for those who are hurting)
Tears are welling up inside
I see so much around me
Turmoil, sadness, unbelief
Too much for this heart to see

Children crying, some dying
Hunger, thirst, poverty
No love given, no love there
Vacant eyes stare distantly

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away

Women lost without their homes
Men despair without income
Families torn, separated
Floods, fires and storms make them numb

Watching death take victory
Among them that are so close
Feeling left behind and worthless
Overwhelmed by each new dose

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away

Bridge
Hug them as they’ve never been hugged before
Hug them till love opens heaven’s door
Hug them till their knees lower to the floor
And with joy they praise and adore

So that is why I cry now
And stand before You broken
Release them from emptiness
Let Love be heard and spoken

All Your creatures are groaning
And nothing can stay the same
Daily there is tragedy
Lord, reveal Your great Name

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away
And take their pain away

Lyrics © 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth (with some changes from original by Kathleen)
Beautifully sung by Kathleen http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com

Oh! How I Love December

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I wrote this a couple of years; but it’s time to post again … With a few additions and subtractions and a year full of many difficult trials and wonderful blessings linking each moment together, I send this out with my love and appreciation for you all. Please take the time to look through my books and listen to the beautifully recorded songs below.

Oh! How I love December. It’s a bittersweet month though. There is just something about it. I feel more ‘me’. Is this because it is my birthday month? I don’t know. My dear late mother’s and brother’s birthdays come and go. My late grandmother’s also. Mine comes and goes. The memory of my brother’s death, English childhood Christmases. Snow. Innocent joy.

And then there’s Christmas … In remembrance of our dear Saviour’s birth. No man knows the date of His exact birth; but I’m sure it wasn’t in December. His birth, the promise of hope. The beautiful carols. The pretty lights. The smiles on faces. Family. Friends. Hope.

And … The Lord has enabled me to place a hardcopy of my two books on the shelves, ‘Sunrays and Lily Smiles’ and ‘When a Child Sings’ … here are the links if you’re interested. This will allow you to take a look inside.

Anyway, as I said, I love December and it’s here, yay! (not that every moment, every hour, every day, every month … every breath, isn’t precious). Now where’s that WordPress falling snow feature :-)!

https://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/i-dont-want-to-be-like-martha-anymore/

https://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/please-hug-them-my-prayer-for-all-who-are-going-through-extreme-trials/

https://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/give-me-a-heart-to-love-you-lord-a-prayerful-song/

https://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/another-beautifully-sung-song-of-mine-at-the-feet-of-jesus-please-listen-and-be-blessed/

UPDATED LYRICS FOR RECORDED SONG “PLEASE HUG THEM”

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PLEASE HUG THEM (for those who are hurting)
Tears are welling up inside
I see so much around me
Turmoil, sadness, unbelief
Too much for this heart to see

Children crying, some dying
Hunger, thirst, poverty
No love given, no love there
Vacant eyes stare distantly

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away

Women lost without their homes
Men despair without income
Families torn, separated
Floods, fires and storms make them numb

Watching death take victory
Among them that are so close
Feeling left behind and worthless
Overwhelmed by each new dose

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away

Bridge
Hug them as they’ve never been hugged before
Hug them till love opens heaven’s door
Hug them till their knees lower to the floor
And with joy they praise and adore

So that is why I cry now
And stand before You broken
Release them from emptiness
Let Love be heard and spoken

All Your creatures are groaning
And nothing can stay the same
Daily there is tragedy
Lord, reveal Your great Name

Chorus
There are so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
Sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug your loved ones
Those in need, today
Please hug them Lord in Jesus’ name
And take their pain away
And take their pain away

Lyrics © 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth (with some changes from original by Kathleen)
Beautifully sung by Kathleen http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com

SONG RECORDING … PLEASE HUG THEM

Not only did I win an award for these song lyrics; but now I express much love and thankfulness for my dear friend Kathleen as well. http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com/
Once again, she has taken the words the Lord has given me and turned them into a beautiful song.
I pray that her voice is taken by the fragrance of God’s breath and settled into the hearts and minds of many who are in need of comfort.

Thank you heavenly Father for the precious gifts you give us because of Your great love for us. May they be used for Your glory. In Jesus Name. Amen.

(There are some changes with my permission).

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PLEASE HUG THEM (A Song for Those Who Are Hurting)
Tears are welling up inside
I see so much around me
Turmoil, sadness, unbelief
Too much for this heart to see

Children crying, some dying
Hunger, thirst and poverty
No love given, no love there
Vacant eyes stare distantly

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

Women lost without their homes
Men despaired with no income
Families torn, separated
Floods, droughts, fires, storms make them numb

Watching death take victory
Amongst them that are so close
Feeling left behind, worthless
Overwhelmed by each new dose

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

So that is why, I now cry
And stand before You broken
Release them from emptiness
Let Love be heard and spoken

All Your creatures are groaning
And nothing can stay the same
Daily there is tragedy
Oh Lord! Reveal Your great Name

Bridge
Hug them like they’ve never been hugged before
Hug them till pure love opens heaven’s door
Hug them till their knees bring them to the floor
Hug them till with joy they praise and adore

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

Thank you Lord … PLEASE HUG THEM award

Heart in Two Hands

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https://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/please-hug-them-a-song-for-those-who-are-hurting/?trashed=1&ids=3783

PLEASE HUG THEM (A Song for Those Who Are Hurting)

Tears are welling up inside
I see so much around me
Turmoil, sadness, unbelief
Too much for this heart to see

Children crying, some dying
Hunger, thirst and poverty
No love given, no love there
Vacant eyes stare distantly

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

Women lost without their homes
Men despaired with no income
Families torn, separated
Floods, droughts, fires, storms make them numb

Watching death take victory
Amongst them that are so close
Feeling left behind, worthless
Overwhelmed by each new dose

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

So that is why, I now cry
And stand before You broken
Release them from emptiness
Let Love be heard and spoken

All Your creatures are groaning
And nothing can stay the same
Daily there is tragedy
Oh Lord! Reveal Your great Name

Bridge
Hug them like they’ve never been hugged before
Hug them till pure love opens heaven’s door
Hug them till their knees bring them to the floor
Hug them till with joy they praise and adore

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

PLEASE HUG THEM (A Song for Those Who Are Hurting)

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Tears are welling up inside
I see so much around me
Turmoil, sadness, unbelief
Too much for this heart to see

Children crying, some dying
Hunger, thirst and poverty
No love given, no love there
Vacant eyes stare distantly

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

Women lost without their homes
Men despaired with no income
Families torn, separated
Floods, droughts, fires, storms make them numb

Watching death take victory
Amongst them that are so close
Feeling left behind, worthless
Overwhelmed by each new dose

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

So that is why, I now cry
And stand before You broken
Release them from emptiness
Let Love be heard and spoken

All Your creatures are groaning
And nothing can stay the same
Daily there is tragedy
Oh Lord! Reveal Your great Name

Bridge
Hug them like they’ve never been hugged before
Hug them till pure love opens heaven’s door
Hug them till their knees bring them to the floor
Hug them till with joy they praise and adore

Chorus
There’s so many hurting
So many feeling hopeless
So many lost, abandoned
So many sick and dying
And I’m too far away
So all I can do is pray
God, please hug my loved ones
Friends and those in need, today
Please hug them Lord
And take their pain away

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth