31 Days of Christmas Lyrics, Day 18 (Breath of Heaven)

I have traveled, many moonless nights…

When this song first came out, a few hundred years ago in life 1.0, I was WCSG’s Music Director. Thus, I was the first one at the station to hear this new release – Amy Grant singing “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song).” And to this day, the opening low drone note takes me back to that moment, and the words the promotional folks used on the cover of the single. (Delivered on CD, not just a download like these modern times we live in today. Kids – amiright? #okboomer) There have been other worthy versions of this song, but I think Amy nailed it the first time, and that’s the one I always return to.

“But I offer all I am, for the mercy of Your plan.”

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
Help me

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
– Christopher Neville Eaton, Amy Lee Grant

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