Through the Eyes of A Child

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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

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

Love Forgiven

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How can I describe the beauty of His love?
It envelops with the touch of soft velvet
It protects with the fierceness of approaching danger
It surrounds with a peace unseen, unknown
Oh! The Father’s love is love

Love forever grounded
Love forever living
Love everlasting freedom
Love forever giving

Worship Him with wings of song
Let your joy flutter softly heavenwards
Radiantly shining, praise and adoration
Little butterflies of your love
In sweetness a savor floating

Pureness of the early morning dew
The great black cockatoo heralds a brand new day
The wondrous cries in perfect blueness
Reach out and receive Him
He won’t turn away

In the quietness of the day
Stop
Rest. Let His arms softly cradle
Listen for whispers gently spoken
And know the Father’s Word is love

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

OUT FLOWED LOVE AND FORGIVENESS (Song Lyrics)

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Chorus
Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

Born to die, so that I may live
I wandered on my merry way
Felt confident; but He showed me
I’d placed hard stones, they led astray

And I’d read all about His love
Yes, I’m loved and I’m forgiven
Enabled to trust my belief
Only briefly, so I’d listen

One day He apprehended me
I was sad, He came alongside
Put His arm on my weary frame
Unleashing hidden tears, I cried

Chorus
Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

He sent new friends and old alike
To comfort me in my distress
Dear child, your heart, it is broken
Let Me heal, into My side, press

With eyes opened, I saw the truth
All that flowed out at Calvary
Within each of His dying breaths
Beat a life breath, for you, for me

Oh! You are the greatest Shepherd
This, Your lamb, follows You every day
Through fiery trials and sweet blessings
Oh! Dear Saviour, please lead the way

Chorus
Jesus died of a broken heart
And out flowed love and forgiveness
I never knew the depth of this
Until sweet mercy did witness
And my new heart could reminisce
Embracing love and forgiveness

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

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ABBA FATHER, ABBA FATHER

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Abba Father, Abba Father
Only You can breathe sweet life into me
Abba Father, Abba Father
Only You can fill my heart with pure love

Abba Father, Abba Father
Only You can clothe me with righteousness
Abba Father, Abba Father
Only You can bring me into the light

You found me when I thought I was hidden
You found me in my darkest hour, so lost
You found me and wrapped Your arms around me
And told me You would never let me go

Found me and showed me the way to Your heart
Found me and led me to Your precious Son
Found me and filled me with eternal love
And now all within cries Abba Father, You won

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

SAFE IN THE ARMS OF THE ONE WHO LOVES ME (Song Lyrics)

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The one and only God, is watching over me
His arms of love encircle, holding tenderly
And each and every day, in trials I cannot see
This I know, that in my heart, He has set me free

The storms may rage, the deserts stretch out endlessly
Seas may be without depth, too deep for bended knee
Birdsongs may be silent, even from blossomed tree
But this I know, in my heart, He has set me free

Knowing my Father loves me
Knowing my Father cares
Knowing my Father watches over me
I’m safe from all troubles and snares

Safe in the arms of the One who loves me
I’m safe from all troubles and snares
Safe in the arms of the One who loves me
Safe in the peace that His love bears

Years break forth into another, where will I be
If I keep trusting myself, I won’t be ready
Ready to receive of His love, abundantly
And know for sure in my heart, He has set me free

So I pack up my worries, throw away the key
With His help I look to Him and follow closely
I pray that He will show me, show me what He sees
’Cause this I know, in my heart, with Him, I am free

Knowing my Father loves me
Knowing my Father cares
Knowing my Father watches over me
I’m safe from all troubles and snares

Safe in the arms of the One who loves me
I’m safe from all troubles and snares
Safe in the arms of the One who loves me
Safe in the peace that His love bears

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

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Something the Lord showed me last night
I couldn’t sleep because of the heat
So I focused on the only One
Who could bring sweet sleep to me

Before I knew it He brought before me
Many things that filled me with shame, disgust
They just kept coming one after another
It was like watching a movie with no stop

And then I saw it, my life, an open book
And everywhere that one of these circumstances
Had been, there was now an underscore
There were so many spaces thus filled

Yes, He had highlighted and deleted
Highlighted and deleted
All of the sins in my life
Left them blank for me to see
It wasn’t me, it isn’t me
And once I’d seen what He had done
Erased my sins with His pure blood
He didn’t just stop there, oh! no no
The next thing I knew
He had copied and pasted
Three precious words
Into each of those spaces
‘I love you’
I love you, I love you, I love you
Into every area
Where there had been brokenness
And now my life story reads:

I love you … I love you … I love you
I love you … I love you … I love you
I love you … I love you … I died for you
I love you

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And now my heart has a joyful beat
Yes, a joyful beat, a joyful beat
’Cause all of my sins have been replaced
With the love of my Father which can’t be erased

© 2016 Liana Wendy Howarth

 

Hidden For Now

New Life 1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.”

Hold on …

Don’t ever give up …

The answer is soon to be with you …

For now … hidden

Safely encased in the Father’s love

Safely encased in the countless beats of His heart

And there’s a beat of His heart that’s in rhythm with yours

Two hearts … eternally one