Breath of Heaven

>> Monday, December 13, 2010

So last week at church the soloist sang the song "Breath of Heaven."  I'd never heard it before but it floored me.  It was exactly how I felt carrying Owen.  Exactly.  


Here's a video of the song.  The dancing isn't what I want to share, but the way the singer performs it, and the music itself.  It was co-written by Amy Grant, I guess, but I don't really like the way she sings it, so this video has a singer that sings it pretty perfectly.  Pay attention to the lyrics and the music.



And here are the lyrics:
I have traveled many moonless nights
Cold and weary with a babe inside
And I wonder what I've done
Holy Father you have come
And chosen me now
To carry your son


I am waiting in a silent prayer
I am frightened by the load I bear
In a world as cold as stone
Must I walk this path alone
Be with me now
Be with me now


Breath of heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of heaven


Breath of heaven
Lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy
Breath of heaven


Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one should have had my place
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be

Breath of heaven
Lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy
Breath of heaven




I know it might be presumptuous to say I felt this way, since the song's about Mary carrying Jesus, but it really fit.  I really felt this way.  

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