A PRAYER FOR THESE TRYING TIMES

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Heavenly Father,

In the mighty healing name of Jesus, I come to You oh Lord, in this great hour of need, lifting all who are hurting unto You. Knowing that only You can answer every one of their needs. Needs lifted by them in prayer for themselves, their loved ones, or others. Those too weak to pray. Those who have given up because they have prayed once, or many a time, and not seen an answer. Please make Yourself real to them. May Your Living Water wash and cleanse every wound, and may Your Healing Balm be poured in. Into the depths of wounds created long, long ago, yesterday, or even today. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. May doors that have been closed and locked for so long, be opened. May doors that have not been able to be closed, slam shut. All according to Your will in each life Lord. May tears be dried, may tears be released. May chains be broken off fear, sadness, depression, betrayal, hopelessness, indecision, abandonment, confusion. Father, You sent Your only begotten Son to take our place, a place of emptiness, darkness, destruction, terror. In their place, His death and shed blood bought us fullness, light, wholeness, peace. Oh Lord, may this prayer find its way into broken homes, broken families, broken hearts, breaking hearts. With You there is fullness of joy, love, forgiveness, a very present help in time of need. Today Lord, today, help us to hear Your voice. Your voice calling our name. Calling us unto You through the beautiful name of Jesus. The Way, the Truth, the Life. For those who are questioning Your existence, for those who have denied You before, ignored You, run from You, at a crossroad in their life, may today be the day of salvation. No sin is too great for them not to be forgiven. No filth too horrid for Your cleansing. No disease too far gone for restoration. No relationship too scarred for renewal. Forgiveness and healing, because today is the day of salvation. Today. Today. Today. Right now. May hearts and lives be surrendered upon reading these words. This prayer. Lifted in faith that lives will be changed, and that You will be given the glory. Another child, children, for the Kingdom of God. Have mercy upon us Lord. It is not Thy will that any perish, and You are no respecter of persons. There is healing in Your wings. Call us under Your wings Lord, where there is safety. Safety from the wrath to come. Safety from the destruction all around us. Seen and unseen. Safety from deception. From evil. Oh Lord, deliver us. In Christ Jesus we are free. In His name there is life. Life forevermore. Nothing is impossible for You. Thank you Father for answered prayer in the precious name of Jesus and through the power of Holy Spirit.

Amen and Amen.

YOU FOUND ME BY THE WELL OF DESPAIR … (Please Listen and Be Blessed)

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Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

Sometimes You lovingly lead us
Away from all things that we know
Take us to places far away
You lead us, a new life to show

We think it’s for us, this leading
To lift us from adversity
But we reach the destination
And sense loss of security

And then You bring a hurting one
They meet us by the water’s edge
And all that You’ve ever shown us
Flows, and washes away pain’s hedge

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

We cry oh! Lord, why is this so
We’re struggling, we need help as well
Now there’s more brokenness to heal
But that’s when You say, ‘All is well’

I’ve already lifted you out
Out of the dark well of despair
Your purging is done, you are free
’Tis for them that I brought you here

And I will come, deliver them
Bring forth life from the seeds you’ve sown
And in your sweet obedience
Richer days, I will walk you home

Chorus
You found me by the well of despair
Alone and thirsty, You found me there
Oh! Jesus, You sought me out
You left heaven to find me
I thought every day would be the same
But You came, gently whispering my name

© 2017 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Lyrics Liana Wendy Howarth

Beautiful, healing voice and recording, Kathleen http://www.Kathleensfaithwalk.com

Cottage Hymns … A Collection of Hymns from the Heart of a Poet

For those of you who were looking for my ‘Gethsemane’ post … I apologize, that blog has since closed; but you’ll find the same one in the hymns below. God bless and Happy Easter x

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Branching out upon the True Vine, and rejoicing in being able to present you with a beautiful collection of hymns that I was inspired to write a few years ago. To God be the glory.

WHY CRY FORTH THE ANCIENT BOUGH … Hymn 1
Why cry forth the ancient bough
From the voice of ages past
Sights not seen by naked eye
Promises of life to last

Depths of rings inside unknown
The ground ripped apart in pain
Carried forth to Calvary’s hill
On which our Saviour was slain

If crosses could in turn speak
Of captured deep crimson flow
The one that would be silent
Would have held purity low

Low; but lifted higher still
For the world eternally
There would be no need for words
We are drawn on bended knee

Bowing in adoration
We cling to the ancient bough
That bough held Divinity
That bough is still valid now

WHITHER WILL THIS JOURNEY LEAD US … Hymn 2
Whither will this journey lead us
Valleys deep or mountains high
Trouble free or trials abounding
Hearts may question, question why

Whither will this journey lead us
What will our life treasure buy
Safe in heav’n or staying worldly
Captive to darkness’s lie

Whither will this journey lead us
We must know before we fly
There’s no place we can run or hide
Each of us seen by God’s eye

Whither will this journey lead us
Sweet eternal, born to die
Will each breath of ours be praising
Will escape be each breath’s try

Whither will this journey lead us
Ask heavenly Father nigh
He will show us His path’s true light
His face, He won’t turn or sigh

Whither will this journey lead us
Today, open hearts and cry
God won’t leave, He won’t forsake us
Our tears, He awaits to dry

ETERNAL LOVE, WHERE WILL WE BE … Hymn 3
Eternal love, where will we be
Lord show us daily, sent from Thee
Deep into hearts abundantly
Shine forth dear Love, and set us free

Eternal love, where will we be
Captives till given eyes to see
See the love of Love on that tree
Shine forth dear Love and set us free

Eternal love, where will we be
Wandering around aimlessly
Abandoned, lost, unknowingly
Shine forth dear Love and set us free

Eternal love, where will we be
Come dear Lord, with heaven’s sweet key
Unlock our hearts, mercifully
Shine forth dear Love and set us free

Eternal love, where will we be
With You praising so joyfully
Or without You so hopelessly
Shine forth dear Love and set us free

SHALL YOU HEAR WELL DONE … Hymn 4
Walking as you know to walk, each step illuminated
Hand in hand with purity and joyful heart elated
Shall you hear well done

Singing praises sometimes silent, some lost in trial’s tears
Bring all to the Father in Jesus’ Name, love conquers fears
Shall you hear well done

Kind to others. Kind to self. Glorifying God each day
Going beyond all you know to do, know to do and say
Shall you hear well done

Shall you hear well done, good and faithful servant
Shall you hear well done. Will eternal life, He grant

But, is the door closed to a secret chamber in your heart
Is there a memory so painful, with it, you just can’t part
Shall you hear well done

Does thinking upon it when you believe you’re all alone
And then the thought of sharing it, make you inwardly groan
Shall you hear well done

Listen, all it can ever be is false security
Allow Him to take your burden, and fall on bended knee
Shall you hear well done

Shall you hear well done, good and faithful servant
Shall you hear well done. Will eternal life, He grant

Even those who outward seem to have it all together
Can be deceived, follow error, and be lost forever
Shall you hear well done

We each have our own footsteps to tread, will they be with Him
Today He calls your precious Name, may He open eyes so dim
Shall you hear well done

Swing those hands high in the air, and march lovingly in time
Let Him lift you to the throne, and enter blameless, sublime
Shall you hear well done

Shall you hear well done, good and faithful servant
Shall you hear well done. Will eternal life, He grant

PRAISE THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS … Hymn 5
Praise the mighty name of Jesus
Praise Him now, and forevermore
Trusting that where’er He leads you
Will one day lead to heaven’s shore

Praise the mighty name of Jesus
Praise Him as you’ve ne’er done before
Know that each of His pure footsteps
Brings you to eternity’s door

Praise the mighty name of Jesus
Praise Him till you can breathe no more
Lift that praise and bring Him glory
Draw strength from the One you adore

Praise the mighty name of Jesus
Praise Him with angelic voice and soar
He has promised to deliver
And into you, His love He’ll pour

So praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise
Praise Him because your sins He bore
And you can know without a doubt
Your name was on the crown He wore

Yes, praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise
Jesus, who for you won the war
Jesus, who died that you might live
And His name, you’ll no more deplore

FROM WHENCE COMETH MY PEACE … Hymn 6
Each time I’m tossed high with heart’s emotion
Wondering where, when and how I will land
I will look to You, my wondrous Saviour
Knowing that Your love outnumbers the sand

And I will walk the beach with You, my Lord
And we will collect shells of memories
The wind it may howl and the seas may rage
I trust in You, my heart, Your heart carries

I’m tossed high, my feelings are left behind
By the time they catch up with who I am
I’m brought down low, as I spiral falling
But You, the Great Shepherd, cradle this lamb

So where does my peace, my peace, it come from
How can peace be sought, ’cause it can’t be bought
It protects and shelters, settles and loves
A heavenly gift, for which I paid nought

THE DAY IS DARK, NO CANDLE BURNING … Hymn 7
The day is dark, no candle burning
Man walks alone, not even knowing
Drinks in each day, with each day flowing
Believes all’s well, this way he’s going

Each step he takes, daily brings false joy
He smiles and thinks, it’s his to enjoy
If good or evil he does employ
It’s his life that soon he will destroy

No candle burning, Lord mercy, send
There is danger from which he can’t fend
In his glory, refuses to bend
Your wrath, him, You are going to rend

Father, no-one was ever exempt
From judgment, no, he cannot attempt
Please oh! dear Father, have no contempt
Forgive him, he always tries to tempt

Bring Your light, and drive darkness away
Bring Your life to broken hearts this day
Grant them power to repent and say
Forgive us, our Father, our debts pay

WHY DO YOU CRY OH! CHILD OF MINE … Hymn 8
Why do you cry oh! child of Mine
I see you when others don’t care
The depths of the pools yet to flow
I see your heart breaking in two
And yet you think that I don’t know

Why do you cry oh! child of Mine
Have dear loved ones abandoned you
Left you to walk this lonely path
Watering the dying flowers
With tears that continually bath

Why do you cry oh! child of Mine
Sad that no-one seems to listen
Are days so long, that from first light
You wish it were evening again
Have you now lost the will to fight

Why do you cry oh! child of Mine
Don’t give up hope and don’t despair
Turn weary eyes toward my face
Even when you’ve lost all feeling
I’ll dry your tears and you, embrace

GETHSEMANE,OH! GETHSEMANE … Hymn 9
Gethsemane, oh! Gethsemane
Divine sweet moments it spent with Thee
Absorbed the love of heaven sent tears
Felt all of man’s pain, all of his fears

And there in the garden, Jesus thrice did pray
Father, if possible, this cup take away
Father, it won’t go, except I of it drink
Oh! Father, not as I will; but as Thou wilt

His disciples couldn’t, their eyes open keep
Could you not watch with Me for just one hour
Overwhelmed they had no words to reply, so
The Father sent an angel to strengthen Him

Gethsemane, oh! Gethsemane
Divine sweet moments it spent with Thee
Absorbed the love of heaven sent tears
Felt all of man’s pain, all of his fears

The agony washed in and through His being
And Jesus, as a lamb about to soon die
Sweat as it were, great droplets of pure blood; but
In heaviness and sorrow, joy led Him forth

Watch, pray, lest you enter into temptation
The spirit is ready; but the flesh is weak
Still, they had no words of comfort to offer
Sleep now, take your rest, enough, the hour has come

Gethsemane, oh! Gethsemane
Divine sweet moments it spent with Thee
Absorbed the love of heaven sent tears
Felt all of man’s pain, all of his fears

In the garden of Gethsemane, He prayed
In the garden of Gethsemane, He stayed
In the garden of Gethsemane, paid and laid
Through the Father’s will the one way, us to save

WALKING BOLDLY UNTO THE THRONE OF GRACE … Hymn 10
Walking boldly unto the throne of grace
We walk treading crimson steps toward Thee
Thou sheddest Thy blood for us Lord Jesus
Thou openest our eyes that we may see

Thy beautiful anointed steps moved love
Love brought down from Thy Father’s aching heart
Healed the broken in spirit, lost and blind
Ripped prison doors of darkness wide apart

Jesus, in the power of the Spirit
And in Thy mighty Name, hallelujah
Thou hast made a sweet way for us to be
Right in the midst of the Godhead. Selah

Reveal unto us, the truth of Thy light
Thy footsteps trod the path of dying pain
But a golden street awaits us in heav’n
Washed with Thy blood; the way, a beacon lain

HAVE YOU WASHED HIS FEET WITH YOUR TEARS … Hymn 11
Have you washed His feet with your tears oh! child
Tears a-laden with suffering unspoken
Have they flowed in silence behind closed doors
Have they come forth out of a heart broken

Have they come forth out of a heart broken
A heart once thought filled forever with love
Do you know how many you’ve cried oh! child
’Cause they’re reflected in His eyes above

Be humbled, don’t be afraid, understand
Those tears are nothing to be ashamed of
They’re love’s pools of trials and joyfulness
Revealing honest emotion and love

May your tears wash the feet of the stranger
May your tears wash the feet of your neighbour
May your tears wash the feet of ones you love
Then you’ll have washed the feet of the Saviour

Be there for one another, a shoulder
For the tears, faith’s strong arms to lean upon
Hearts to listen when all disappear and
Lives will be healed in the Name of God’s Son

So find yourself bowed down at dusty feet
Feet that have wandered many a long mile
Spreading and sharing joy, hope, peace and love
Bow down, take your tears, look up, see Him smile

WE WAIT FOR YOU OH! LORD … Hymn 12
We wait for you oh! Lord
Ignite our winter hearts
We wait for you oh! Lord
Please sit with us awhile

Our hearts are quietly waiting Lord
For You to show us the way
Until then, we sit and cherish
The moments we have each day

Moments in time where we learn of You
Moments we can’t see Your face
Moments strung along in harmony
Leaving doubt no room to trace

Many have gone in silence long past
With Your word their only hope
Shared love within their heart to others
Helping in trials to cope

And now it’s our turn, oh! precious Lord
To wait on You, and be loved
So fill us now with hope’s Beloved
As we wait for You oh! Lord

Please fill our hearts to overflowing
Fill us as in days of old
Fill us till Love’s seen shining
Thaw dead recesses so cold

We wait for you oh! Lord
Ignite our winter hearts
We wait for you oh! Lord
Please sit with us awhile

IN THE GLORY OF HEAVEN’S SONG … Hymn 13
In the glory of heaven’s song
Each masterpiece of His silence
Our Father has known all along
Whose names He will one day announce

The bright stars shine Your glory in the darkened sky
The moon finds its new shape in the sun
The trees whisper melodies of creation born
Man looks to You, and His heart is won

The flowers shed petals, and their fragrance wafts north
Animals dance to Your perfect tune
The sky, it changes ever so beautifully
Man looks to You, a new life is hewn

In the glory of heaven’s song
Each masterpiece of His silence
Our Father has known all along
Whose names He will one day announce

The seashells echo and hide in ocean’s vast land
Desert hills close in on each other
Golden harvest treasures fill many an hungered
Man looks to You, and finds a Brother

The clouds meander wherever they are so led
The rivers run their course and on time
The forests filter night shadows of day’s dawning
Man looks to You, to You praises climb

In the glory of heaven’s song
Each masterpiece of His silence
Our Father has known all along
Whose names He will one day announce

STRING US TOGETHER LORD… Hymn 14
String us together like flowers Lord
Every brother and sister in Christ
With child-like faith impart to us Lord
Purity with a centre of love

String us together like soft pearls Lord
All who rise and shine in Your glory
And even though there still may be flaws
You purchased us with all You could give

String us together like whole spice Lord
We were once scattered and so confused
But You have made us oh! so complete
We fragrantly lift our praises sweet

String us together like the stars Lord
Countless as in the heavens above
May we echo the tune of Your song
And glow for others to hear and see

String us together like mountains Lord
Whether we be high and majestic
Or silent and hidden from man’s sight
Let us be broken, and made brand new

String us together like valleys Lord
No matter how deep the darkness goes
Find us, cleanse us, and lift us right up
And there we’ll reign with You by and by

String us together like the seas Lord
The oceans, the rivers and the creeks
We may be full and still receiving
We may be drought-stricken and so dry

String us together like the clouds Lord
Let us be beautifully woven
As we witness across barren lands
And we’ll be forever free in You

String us together with Your love Lord
String us together, so we’re held tight
And if You see us coming undone
Tighten love’s cord, and draw us back in

UNDER THE YOKE OF JESUS … Hymn 15
Come to Me the Saviour cries, to all who are oppressed
Take My yoke upon you, ’cause for you I know what’s best
Through daily trials, temptations, and through every test
Under the yoke of Jesus, there you will find your rest

Come to Me the Saviour cries, to all who are depressed
Take My yoke upon you, I’ll take the problems you wrest
Learn of Me, I am meek and lowly in heart professed
Under the yoke of Jesus, you will truly be blessed

Under the yoke of Jesus, there your troubles will flee
He’ll love you, lead you, guide you home, oh! so tenderly
Come, position yourself close to Him and you’ll be free
Under the yoke of Jesus, each child of Christ will be

Come to Me the Saviour cries, to all who are distressed
Take My yoke upon you, and souls, in peace will be dressed
No longer heavy laden or hard labour possessed
Under the yoke of Jesus, you’ll no longer be stressed

Come to Me the Saviour cries, to all who are sore pressed
Take My yoke upon you, let Me hear your faith confessed
With open mouths shout praises, they will not be suppressed
Under the yoke of Jesus, your hearts, love will arrest

Under the yoke of Jesus, there your troubles will flee
He’ll love you, lead you, guide you home, oh! so tenderly
Come, position yourself close to Him and you’ll be free
Under the yoke of Jesus, each child of Christ will be

I AM SAFE WITH THEE … Hymn 16
Father I know not whither Thou leadest me
Thou leadest me, Thou leadest me
But this I know I am safe with Thee
Safe in the arms of Jesus
But this I know I am safe with Thee
Safe in the arms of Jesus

I have gone awandering over mountains steep
Through the darkest valleys, valleys so very deep
You have promised mercy in that You never sleep
You just keep on pouring into this heartache weep

Father I know not whither Thou leadest me
Thou leadest me, Thou leadest me
But this I know I am safe with Thee
Safe in the arms of Jesus
But this I know I am safe with Thee
Safe in the arms of Jesus

Lift me higher so I see the torrents below
And watch You in battle for this I surely know
That no matter the tears that did, do or will flow
One day soon, victory I have in Christ will show

Father I know not whither Thou leadest me
Thou leadest me, Thou leadest me
But this I know I am safe with Thee
Safe in the arms of Jesus
But this I know I am safe with Thee
Safe in the arms of Jesus

It’s not been easy Lord, this road of pain travelled
But it will never compare to how You travailed
Openly wounded, and to the cross cruelly nailed
In obedience to Love, and love never failed

I take Thy hand which cherisheth me
And walk in step as Thou leadeth me
I love Thee oh! how I love Thee my Lord
I am safe in Thy unchanging word

Father I know not whither Thou leadest me
Thou leadest me, Thou leadest me
But this I know I am safe with Thee
Safe in the arms of Jesus
But this I know I am safe with Thee
Safe in the arms of Jesus

© 2016 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU … (Now A Beautiful Song) … Please Listen

She’s done it again, my dear sweet friend and sister in Christ Kathleen has infused her beautiful voice into these lyrics. Please be blessed as you listen …

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There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
Stop listening to the lies that deceive you
Start believing what the Word says about you
Jesus took all that was wrong far away from you
Jesus took it all away
Away, away
Jesus took it all away

There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
Stop listening to bad reports that grieve you
Start believing that God’s love is for you
Jesus took all that was wrong far away from you
Jesus took it all away
Away, away
Jesus took it all away

Stand up
Declare
I am righteous
Holy
Blameless
Stand up and fight today
Shout and praise
Lift weary hands
Even on those stormy days

There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
Stop listening to those who don’t believe you
Start believing that new life is in you
Jesus took all that was wrong far away from you
Jesus took it all away
Away, away
Jesus took it all away

There’s nothing wrong with you
There’s nothing wrong with you
Stop listening to sorrows slow to leave you
Start believing that joy, it is in you
Jesus took all that was wrong far away from you
Jesus took it all away
Away, away
Jesus took it all away

Stand up
Declare
I am healed
And whole
Forgiven
Stand up and fight today
Shout and praise
Straighten weary knees
Even on those stormy days

Jesus took it all away

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

Another inspired by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k_EoMWGXbs&t=1585s

THE HEART OF THE FATHER (Song Lyrics)

Another inspired song (link to teaching below).

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Chorus
I see you there
Abandoned
I see you there
So scared
I care about you
I’ll come rescue you
Bring you into My family
And love you

I’m trying to hide myself
From all that’s swirling around
So much noise and temptation
No gentle comforting sound

I feel so very alone
I see nowhere I can go
To escape stares and fingers
That are pointing, saying no

I just want to be loved, safe
Away from this dark, dark place
Please someone, come and find me
I so need love’s warm embrace

Chorus
I see you there
Abandoned
I see you there
So scared
I care about you
I’ll come rescue you
Bring you into My family
And love you

I won’t pass by like others
Gaze upon you, then walk on
Oh! There’s a place of love kept
Kept just for you in My Son

Come home with Us, My darling
Come home for eternity
You’ll never be scared, frightened
‘Cause comfort abides in Me

I’ll take you into My arms
And I’ll never let you go
You’ll find freedom’s loving peace
And love you’ll finally know

Chorus
I see you there
Abandoned
I see you there
So scared
I care about you
I’ll come rescue you
Bring you into My family
And love you

Bridge
I’m so thankful He rescued me
Yes, others passed by
But me, they didn’t see
He came to where I was
He couldn’t take His eyes off me
He’s wanted me forever
And this child is now home and free

Chorus
I saw you there
Abandoned
I saw you there
So scared
I cared about you
I always will
You cried out, and I answered
Yes, I came and rescued you
And brought you into My family
‘Cause I loved, love loving you

© 2021 Liana Wendy Howarth

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I WILL DRY YOUR TEARS (Song Lyrics)

flowers end nature

Are there tears, deeply hidden
Locked away from those you know
Are they trapped, chained, in bondage
Waiting patiently to flow

Were they abandoned, unloved
Or recklessly thrown aside
Did your heart refuse to hold
What emotions should have cried

Chorus
Come to Me, all broken-hearted
Come to Me, I’ll help you shed
All the pain, lost dreams, and sadness
Replace it with the Living Bread
I will sustain you
I will love you
Help you to surrender what doesn’t bring hope
And all the while, throughout the journey
Walls will come down
Tears will come forth
Healing, delivering
Healing, forgiving
Then I’ll dry those tears, come rest your head

How long have they suppressed joy
How long have they been silent
Can you endure much longer
It’s time for walls to be rent

Come to the altar, dear child
And lay your brokenness down
Your tears will be dried with love
You’ll receive My joyous crown

Chorus
Come to Me, all broken-hearted
Come to Me, I’ll help you shed
All the pain, lost dreams, and sadness
Replace it with the Living Bread
I will sustain you
I will love you
Help you to surrender what doesn’t bring hope
And all the while, throughout the journey
Walls will come down
Tears will come forth
Healing, delivering
Healing, forgiving
Then I’ll dry those tears, come rest your head

Come to the altar, dear child
And lay your brokenness down
Your tears will be dried with love
You’ll receive My joyous crown

© 2020 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Decision Time

everyone has a choice

Can a sparrow count the cost
Can you understand what you’ve lost
Only by the Saviour’s hand
Only love abounding and firm
Listen carefully dear child, be Mine
The time is now, decision time

Look to the skies, ever changing
Fires and floods, not abating
Sickness taking man into bondage
Tears of grief overflowing sadness
You cannot run, nowhere to hide
The hour has come, decision time

Nothing you can do on your own
Each life will reap what is sown
No amount of money will lessen the load
Stores will dwindle, footsteps search the roads
O cry out to the One who will deliver
The minute has come, decision time

Is there an emptiness deep within
Has material gain softened the win
See, open your eyes, and ask to see
Hear, open your ears, and ask to hear
The clock is ticking, tic toc, tic toc
The second has come, decision time

Today, when … today, if you will hear His voice
That’s now, right now, and many are making that choice
Brokenness will be mended, and life breathed anew
Fear will be cast out, as only perfect love can do
It’s your time, come, lay at Jesus’ feet
Time to say, Jesus … Please remember me

 © 2020 Liana Wendy Howarth

I AM NOT A BLOB

Not sure why; but feel led to post this again … if but one life be spared.

ultrasound and belly

You didn’t know I was inside
So tiny at first, unseen
Then small changes started happening
And you’d never again be how you’d been

One minute you’d cry, then you’d laugh
Strange things, now so inviting
Beautiful glows appeared on your face
Sometimes the waves would keep you from eating

Please let me tell you a story
My little heart formed quickly
And within the space of a moment
I was becoming somebody, yes, me

And there are many dreams ahead
I’m more precious than a pearl
I love to twirl in this warm, dark lake
You don’t know yet, if I’m a boy, or girl

Every day I hear your heartbeat
Love compounding with each breath
Oh dear Mama, I feel so cherished
Oh dear Papa, you’ve given life, not death

I hear each word of spoken love
I feel so safe, and secure
With each passing day of my new growth
Your gentle lullabies, they reassure

Then one day, everything, it changed
Your tears no longer cried love
Voices vibrated longer, louder
I heard you didn’t want me, no more love

My heart started beating faster
There was nothing I could do
Can’t you see, feel I’m nearly ready
To be placed in your arms, so close to you

Please, please, can someone please help me
My lungs, ready for breathing
And ready to cry with thankfulness
I’m a perfectly formed human being

Mama, you said that you loved me
Your heart was no longer grey
That you’d always wanted a baby
No, don’t do that, take that needle away

I hurt so much Mama, why, why
This pain is unbearable
I no longer want to stay; but leave
The depth of pain is indescribable

I’m going to take my last breath now
And even though I suffered
I will be at peace; but not with you
I pray that forgiveness will be received

I forgive you Mama
I forgive you Papa
And when, through the years
You remember
And through the tears
You’ll shed
Please tell your family and friends
I was never, ever a blob

© 2019 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

BROKEN HEART, STOP RUNNING (Song Lyrics)

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From the beginning we have all been loved
But somewhere along the way
We’ve listened to distant lies echoing
Lies which have led us astray

Why is it so hard to believe the truth
Why is it so hard to say
I believe in You, oh Lord and Saviour
When we hear Your voice today

Chorus
Oh broken heart stop running
Running, going nowhere
Distance may separate the man
But distance always leads somewhere
You may think you are safe
You may think you are free
But eventually you’ll be found out
Hiding; not hidden, never free

Every heart that has ever been broken
Broken, and in dark despair
Has a hidden and silent melody
Waiting to longingly share

Please leave the ninety-nine oh Lord, in love
Come find the wandering one
Lay him, lay her, upon Your strong shoulders
Close to the heart of God’s Son

Chorus
Oh broken heart stop running
Running, going nowhere
Distance may separate the man
But distance always leads somewhere
You may think you are safe
You may think you are free
But eventually you’ll be found out
Hiding; not hidden, never free

© 2019 Liana Wendy Howarth

BE THANKFUL IN ALL THINGS

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Sometimes it’s so hard to say, Lord
I’m thankful for each moment of my life
But Your Word says peace will soon flow
Through anxious thoughts, and this beating heart
More than I could ever know

I bring you comfort through My Word
Come child, do not be afraid
Lift prayer through the heat of the flame
And requests for answers made

And weave thanksgiving into them
I’ll see your obedience
It doesn’t matter how you feel
Trust I’ll come to your defence

Chorus
Sometimes it’s so hard to say, Lord
I’m thankful for each moment of my life
But Your Word says peace will soon flow
Through anxious thoughts, and this beating heart
More than I could ever know

Some days may be overwhelming
But I’ve experienced all
Remember, victory is yours
And I’ll catch you if you fall

Peace will come, and settle each need
And then My strength in you will
Manifest, and you’ll say good-bye
To fear, so please, ‘Just be still’

Chorus
Sometimes it’s so hard to say, Lord
I’m thankful for each moment of my life
But Your Word says peace will soon flow
Through anxious thoughts, and this beating heart
More than I could ever know

Let My peace find the hidden pain
Let it bring sweet love again
Wash away the enemy’s stain
For you, I lived, then was slain

Chorus
Sometimes it’s so hard to say, Lord
I’m thankful for each moment of my life
But Your Word says peace will soon flow
Through anxious thoughts, and this beating heart
More than I could ever know

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth