Posted in Christianity, Hope, Inspiration, Love, Songs

WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THIS WORLD (Song Lyrics)

tree in fog at night

We are the light of this world
So why do we try and hide
We’re either followers of Jesus
Or being driven by the one who lied

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

We are the light of this world
In the True Vine we abide
Bringing forth truth, and fruit in season
Witnessing boldly with Him by our side

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

We are the light of this world
Because of the One who died
Lit from within, and cleansed from all sin
It is finished … It is finished, He cried

Shine forth dear child
Shine forth
Let the warmth of your smile shine forth
Draw those in darkness to the One within
Embrace them with the Father’s love
His love
Embrace them with Father’s love

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Promise

FOREVER I SAY I DO (Song Lyrics)

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Well, I’m standing at the end of the road
I’ve done all I can do
The Lord has brought me here thus far
It’s time to say I do

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

And I’ll keep my blessed eyes steadfast on You
Turn not to left or right
You are the only way, ’tis true
You’re with me in this fight

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

And I’ll keep my blessed ears tuned to Your word
’Cause faith comes by hearing
O remove all that hinders me
Keep me dancing, singing

I do, Lord
I do
I do believe in You
You’ve saved me
Healed me
Given me life
I do, I do, I do

O Jesus, I cannot thank You enough
For life’s eternal rope
And I am blessed, so very blessed
Yes, blessed beyond all hope

You saved me
Healed me
Loved me
Forever I say I do
I do
Forever I say I do

© 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Love, Songs, Trials & Blessings

WHEN LOVE OVERWHELMS (Song Lyrics)

Valentine’s Day Rose Love Background
Chorus
When love
When love
When love
It overwhelms
To the point of feeling so embraced
Nothing else matters
And never will

Knowing that He loves me
Knowing that He cares
Knowing that wherever He leads me
I’m on the path He’s travelled for me
For me
I’m on the path He’s travelled for me

And nothing I can say or do
Will make Him love me any more
Than He already does

I hear Him calling my name
Sweet child
I love you

Bridge
When His love overwhelms me
And peace settles deep within
It’s like falling upon a bed of roses
Where healing fragrance silently infuses in

The softness of morning
The stillness of eve
Through every waking moment forming
Love entwined with each new dawning
Dawning
Love entwined with each new dawning

And nothing I can say or do
Will make Him love me any more
Than He already does

He’s calling my name again
Sweet child
I love you

Chorus
When love
When love
When love
It overwhelms
To the point of feeling so embraced
Nothing else matters
And never will

And nothing I can say or do
Will make Him love me any more
Than He already does
And as hard as I try
I cannot describe
The depths of my Father’s love
Being cherished and adored by Love
Cherished
Embraced
Cherished
Embraced
Cherished in the arms of Love
Of Love
Cherished in the arms of Love

Lord, it’s me
Sweet child
Here I am
Ready to receive Your love
And fall deeper in love with You
So much deeper in love with You

© 2015 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

(Where ‘Sweet child’ is you may insert your name)

Posted in Christianity, Love, Prayer, Songs, Trials & Blessings

FALLING IN LOVE

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There comes a time
When suddenly
You realize
You are fearfully
And wonderfully made
And all of the lies
You’ve ever believed
Will fly right out the door

You realize
How very beautiful
You truly are
Beautiful in God’s eyes
No matter
What the world
Or the media
Or even yourself say

And then compassion
Sweet compassion
Embraces all you are
And a gentle touch
Flows inwardly

But you can only love yourself
Unconditionally
When the Father’s love
Is believed, received
Reflected upon your heart
In your eyes
Your mind
Indwelling
Then you can go forth sweet child
And love others as yourself

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

Matthew 22
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Posted in Christianity, Inspiration, Poems

THINK UPON THESE THINGS

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Think upon things that are true
So true, and honest, and just
Think upon things that are pure
Pure and lovely, bringing trust
If there be any goodness
And if there be any praise
Think on these things
Think on these things
For these show others the Way

Be filled with the Father’s love
Radiate His strength, your joy
Feel His peace, longsuffering
Reflect gentleness, employ
Goodness, faith, humility
Self-control, restoring youth
Think on these things
Think on these things
For these show others the Truth

So take good care of your heart
’Cause hope springs eternally
Shower kindness everywhere
Shower love, and fear will flee
Read living words of Jesus
Pray, be delivered from strife
Think on these things
Think on these things
For these show others the Life

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Healing, Hope, Trials & Blessings

THE FATHER’S LOVE (POEM/SONG LYRICS)

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There’s a place, so deep within
A place only God can fill
Loving me, repelling sin
Where He whispers ‘Peace, be still’

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

It’s been hidden all my life
In darkness, lifeless despair
Not knowing in all my strife
My broken heart sought repair

It sung a different tune
To what it was fine tuned for
Joyful melodies immune
False crescendo begging more

Life, it tried to cover up
Growing emptiness shadows
Tears overflowed grief’s frail cup
Letting go, true life arose

Father drew me, He drew me
Out of false security
He drew me, yes, He drew me
Embroidered love, made me free

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

Nothing can prepare God’s child
For the knowledge of His truth
No self-righteousness can hide
In beauty, imparted youth

Feel the love swept healing sword
On that once lost, broken heart
This heart now beats with fresh chord
Open door, closed, not to part

Words swoon in adoration
Incapable of praising
Too much for comprehension
So I just love, amazing

Love so treasured
Love so pure
Love filling all of me
Eddies day by day
And I’m so thankful
He prepared my heart
Before it beat its first heart beat
He’d given me a brand new start

© 2018 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Hope, Lyricist Singing Her Own Songs, Songs

THAT HOLY NIGHT (NEW CHRISTMAS SONG WITH LYRICS)

Let us be joyous
Come let us see
All that our Saviour
Promised to be

He came to give us beautiful sight
New melodies to sing
He opened doors that held us captive
And now sweet gifts we bring
And now sweet gifts we bring

’Cause our hearts, He healed
Our life, He sealed
When truth was revealed
Creation kneeled
Creation kneeled

Chorus
’Twas the night, that holy night
We’ve all be waiting for
’Twas the night, that holy night
The angels, Love adored
Love adored, Love adored
The angels, Love adored

Oh! Come let us praise
Heaven’s delight
Hymns of thanksgiving
Sing Holy Night

That holy night, so perfectly timed
The stars reflected love
Yes, Jesus was born, Immanuel
Immanuel means love
Immanuel means love

’Cause our hearts, He healed
Our life, He sealed
When truth was revealed
Creation kneeled
Creation kneeled

Chorus
’Twas the night, that holy night
We’ve all be waiting for
’Twas the night, that holy night
The Father’s love, restored
Love restored, love restored
The Father’s love, restored

’Twas the night
That holy night

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Inspiration, Love, Songs

A LITTLE CHILD’S SONG

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A little child, I am
I take my Father’s hand
He leads me where, I do not know
Nor where I understand

But I do know that I am safe
And will be comforted
For He has promised always
With His love, I’ll be led

I may be only tiny
In the world’s blinded eyes
Yet, in Him, I am mighty
I won’t listen to the lies

We stroll along the seashore
We lie down in pastures green
Beside the still, clear waters
The prettiest I’ve ever seen

He sings to me, sings over me
With a voice so beautifully pure
The words fill my very being
Of His love, I am sure

Up rugged mountains steep
And through the stormy seas
Along the valley’s deep, deep floor
You’ll often find me on my knees

Each day I am discovering
All that He’s done for me
His name is Jesus, Jesus
The One who helped me see

Let me tell you a little story
I thought I knew Him all along
Then one day, many years ahead
I broke forth in brand new song

I’ll sing it now, won’t be a moment
Just need to find my singing voice
Sit with us awhile, sit down in peace
You’ll fall in love, you’ll have no choice

And it goes like this, are you ready
A one, a two, a three
If you’d like to join in with us
We won’t worry about the key

’Cause the melody in heaven
Will flow down upon our heads
Fill our being to overflowing
And mend all of life’s loose threads

‘Jesus, You came
You came, You came for me
I may have been the only one
Still You came for me
I am so very precious
I’m the apple of Your eye
And there’s nothing I can do
No, nothing I can ever do
To make You love me more
Everything is finished
Nothing more is to be done
And that is why, You, my Lord
My whole heart, You have won
Jesus, You came
You came, You came for me’

See, how easy was that
Like a little child and father
So come walk with us to the eternal door
One day those searching steps will go no farther

Remember the distant garden
When innocence filled the air
Know that you are loved and cherished
Father wants to take you back there

Oh! Won’t you let Him take you back
Let Him take you back, don’t be afraid
Take His hand, He’ll take you back

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

Posted in Christianity, Inspiration, Love, Prayer

Through the Eyes of A Child

http://www.FathersLoveLetter.com

sleeping baby on a hand

Father, please give me
The faith of a little child
Sprinkle beams of love
Calm every place that’s wild

Take me back to innocence
Where dreams brought pure joy
Wipe every falling tear
Your power in me, employ

Oh! How I long
To hear my Father’s voice
To see His hand in mine
To love Him, that’s my choice

No distractions, no fear
A learning playtime life
The brilliance of His creation
Washing away all strife

To see the flower
As the little bee sees
To smell the rose
As the air is fragranced
To speak of His love
As the singing birds do
To bask in the sunshine
To reflect soft moonlight
To breathe deep
With anticipation
Of adventures to come
Presents to open
Friends to share
Life
Abounding each day
To be given the love
The love of a Father
And know
I am His child
Safe
Loved
Wanted
Cherished

Father
Make me to be
Your little child
No matter my age
I can still love You
With the heart of an adult
Through the eyes of a child

There will be no judgment
No ‘I want that’
No ‘I won’t do it’
No ‘You can’t make me’
For, through the eyes of a child
Everything just happens
One way or another
One day or another
And this child
Won’t question
This child will believe
That my Father
Knows everything
Has everything
Will do anything
Anything, for me
His child
All the time
His Word
Embraces me

Father, that prayer
I sent heavenwards
Please give me childlike faith
Was answered long ago
Before I even asked
I know this as I write
It’s already mine
I don’t need to ask for it
It’s deep, deep inside
So, sorry for asking
You planted it
When, my life
I gave, I gave to Thine

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

“Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” Mark 10:15

Posted in Christianity, Love, Songs

TENDING MY FATHER’S SHEEP (Song Lyrics)

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Just a humble shepherd boy
Daily tending my father’s sheep
Roaming through the hills unseen
Eyes upon them, awake, asleep

Chorus
Wither will they go
Wither will they stay
Wither will their food come from
Wither will they play
Oft awandering from me
Oft close by my feet
Doesn’t matter either way
I love them, love their bleat

Searching for lush, green pastures
Waters flowing abundantly
And hanging leaves for shelter
Safe from winds that lash suddenly

Chorus
Wither will they go
Wither will they stay
Wither will their food come from
Wither will they play
Oft awandering from me
Oft close by my feet
Doesn’t matter either way
I love them, love their bleat

Watching for dangers and fear
Aware of their frailty, weakness
Needing me to lead them, till
The heavens draw back in darkness

Oh! Why did He chose me
And why not another
I’d strayed so far from home
Far from father, mother
But in His sweetest arms
Carried me to His side
Held me so tenderly
Whispered, here you’ll abide

Chorus
Wither will they go
Wither will they stay
Wither will their food come from
Wither will they play
Oft awandering from me
Oft close by my feet
Doesn’t matter either way
I love them, love their bleat

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth