Tag Archives: repentance

YOU WASH ME WHITER THAN THE WHITEST SNOW (Song Lyrics)

bird winter snow

You wash me whiter than the whitest snow
You lift me higher than the clouds can go
You mend my broken heart with love aglow
And this is when, my thankful tears, they flow

Washing me whiter, washing me whiter
I fall at Your feet, and then You reach down
With eyes full of tenderness, You tell me
I’m all Yours, placing upon me Your crown

Washing me whiter, washing me whiter
So now I’m clean, Your righteousness I wear
My filthy rags have been nailed to the cross
I live as Your child, so wanted, so fair

My heart can now sing in cleansed, purest tones
’Cause Jesus has opened the way back home
And access forever to our Father
I’m seen and purchased, through the spotless Lamb

You wash me whiter than the whitest snow
You lift me higher than the clouds can go
You mend my broken heart with love aglow
And this is when, my thankful tears, they flow

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

Isaiah 1:16-18(KJV)

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes; cease to do evil;

17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

STEPPING INTO GRACE (Song Lyrics)

romantic birds on tree branch
Step through the door before you
Fall into the arms of grace
Through the door which bore much pain
And where sin marred Beauty’s face

And when you’re through, praise the Lord
With opened eyes, all is new
Mercy that you’ve never seen
Waiting to envelop you

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

And it’s all of God, this gift
One gift that bears so many
Day after day His blessings
No need to pay for any

With each new changing dawning
Each breath through the turning sky
The depths of His love aplenty
Will to His heart draw you nigh

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

There will be days when you cry
And call His name silently
Unable to comprehend
Love that died on Calvary

Read His word and praise His Name
Be grateful eternally
Give thanks in everything
Love unconditionally

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
Sweet grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
He guides
Do not be afraid
Or question why
Just believe that’s where
Eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

And joy will fill your being
In times of gladness or woe
The gift of grace Jesus gives
Will compel new seeds to grow

Yes, grace, grace, merciful grace
Woven in ways of pure gold
Etched upon each child of God
From world, through door, to His fold

Chorus
Oh! Stepping into grace
’Tis where the Saviour guides
Do not be afraid or question why
Just believe that’s where eternity hides
And His forever love abides
His forever love abides

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

When Going Isn’t Easy

girl at night running
Well I asked You Lord, to send me
But I held on with all my might
To every thing that I knew was safe
I wasn’t about to give up without a fight

How did this happen Lord
When did this happen Lord
Who or what challenged the way?
I came to You, as a lamb bereaved
And cried out, please let me stay
Stay in Your presence, stay in Your life
Be preserved for eternity
You had given me this blessed right I knew
So what did I do; but turn in flight

And I didn’t see it coming
I thought all was good and free
But what I failed to realize
Was that the enemy was watching me
And quietly, subliminally
The world’s treasures led me astray
Oh! I was still worshipping, praying
And had You in my thoughts
Yes faithfully, each and every day

And then at the appointed time
Oh! Please Lord, not again
Your Word did confront, convict
My heart was laid wide open
All idols were burnt, withdrawn
Hopelessness departed and Love, You replaced all
My prayer, dear heavenly Father
May this finally be the time of Thy will
Finally be the time, that my feet stay in step with Thine

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send,
and who will go for Us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8

He Lives, We Die

water drops on leaves

The stone which hid, is rolled away
Jesus has risen; we are watching, swaying, and cry
Help us comprehend, dear Lord
He lives, the price, beyond our means was paid

He lives, hallelujah, we live
And because He lives, so must we die
Die to self, it’s our turn now
But all glory, He has blessed us to live in Christ

Surrender all your right to self
Grind emotions, thoughts and plans prepared
Let your Saviour’s power prevail in you
A new creation, tears and repentance succeed

Standing in the power of His mighty, precious Son
Escape the hold of earthly things
And acquaintances that beckon forth
Listen for that soft, small voice in turmoil that unfolds

Jesus calls us, gently leads us
We have no right or hold on the old life
And just as a flower bursts forth with sweet newness
In pain and anguish we are pushed out of hardness

Thankyou for a life refreshed
Thankyou for a life eternal
Thankyou that You died, without surrender
We sing praises to our ever-loving Father

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth