UNDERLYING CAUSE

daisy flower plant

The rocks are being pounded

The sky, it clouds over

I run and take shelter

Through the daisy field

Through the babbling brook

The sky is getting darker

The rain, it starts softly

Then very quickly in torrents

I keep on running

But I can’t seem to move

My feet are going nowhere

I see myself ahead

But why aren’t I there

That’s because the real me

Has left the old behind

There’s an underlying cause

Of why I’ve left myself

I’m getting soaked

But the new me is dancing

Dancing through the daisies

Long hair flowing

In the gentle breeze

Abandoned in fabric beautiful

Singing praises to my Creator

I stop looking behind

I don’t like what I see

I’m moving forward now

I’ve left the old me

©2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

A GARDEN OF ROSES (Song Lyrics)

butterfly on a rose

Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Plant a garden within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, let the fragrance be poured out
Oh! Dear Lord, let the fragrance be poured out
Oh! Dear Lord, let the fragrance be poured out
The fragrance within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, may their sweetness fill others
Oh! Dear Lord, may their sweetness fill others
Oh! Dear Lord, may their sweetness fill others
Their sweetness within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Plant a garden within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, may they blossom forever
Oh! Dear Lord, may they blossom forever
Oh! Dear Lord, may they blossom forever
They blossom within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, fill my heart with their beauty
Oh! Dear Lord, fill my heart with their beauty
Oh! Dear Lord, fill my heart with their beauty
Their beauty within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Oh! Dear Lord, plant a garden of roses
Plant a garden within my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, when the thorns try to cause pain
Oh! Dear Lord, when the thorns try to cause pain
Oh! Dear Lord, when the thorns try to cause pain
To cause pain within my heart

That’s when dear Lord, You call forth new roses
That’s when dear Lord, You call forth new roses
That’s when dear Lord, You call forth new roses
New roses to fill my heart

Oh! Dear Lord, You planted Thy Love’s roses
Oh! Dear Lord, You planted Thy Love’s roses
Oh! Dear Lord, You planted Thy Love’s roses
Love’s roses within my heart

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

SING JOY, SING JOY (A Song of Adoration)

I feel the need to repost this song.
There is so much worry and fear and anxiety and hopelessness in the world today.
We need to rise above this.
We need to sing joy.

Sing Joy, Sing JoyRising forth with adulation
This heart’s where it’s meant to be
Praising God, my Lord and Saviour
Singing joy and love to Thee

Chorus
Sing joy, sing joy
Sing joy, my Saviour to Thee
Joy forever, lives forever
Rise up from bended knee

He loves me, He told me
His word He does confess
He sends His love, corners my heart
All my sorrow, He does address

Chorus
Sing joy, sing joy
Sing joy, my Saviour to Thee
Joy forever, lives forever
Rise up from bended knee

I see my face in His eyes of love
I see my face and cry
And through tears of long lost melody
My heart does lift Him high

Chorus
Sing joy, sing joy
Sing joy, my Saviour to Thee
Joy forever, lives forever
Rise up from bended knee

And so on eagle’s wings I soar
I hear Him whisper my name
Reaches forth, releases love
Grace, mercy, they covered my shame

Chorus
Sing joy, sing joy
Sing joy, my Saviour to Thee
Joy forever, lives forever
Rise up from bended knee

Rising forth with adulation
This heart’s where it’s meant to be
Praising God, my Lord and Saviour
Singing joy and love to Thee

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth