The Rose of Hope

The Rose of HopeBefore a rose is fitted
With glorious shades of love
The sharpness of the thorn appears
It stands alone
No one comes near
No one knows
If it lives in fear
Fear of always
Being just a thorn bush
Keeping eyes and touch at bay
Does the rose
Know that someday
Passersby will stop
And mingle
In amongst the fragrance shared
Gladly give their love and friendship
‘Cause there’s compassion
In the heart of a rose
Yes there’s hope in the beauty
That the light has revealed
So never forget that every pain
Every trial
Has a gown of blessing
For all those redeemed

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

No Need To Be Afraid

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Realizing that God is in control

Comes through trust in many a trial

You will come to a place … Rather you’re brought to a place

Where you can only trust as a child

 

And with doe-like eyes, the tears … they fall

As you witness nail-scarred palms

Understanding as only a little one can

You fall lovingly into His waiting arms

 

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He Sprinkled Heaven With Gold Dust

Starry NightWay beneath the sunless sky
The awestruck angels spoke
Lit many candlesticks with love
And heaven’s gold dust the darkness broke

How beautiful the night-time sky
Each star He knows by name
A golden dazzle of blanket spread
No two created the same

So within every painful, darkened trial
There’s a light awaiting to break forth
And you will know, as He’s always known
That your heart has been captured north

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth
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