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Repost: Breath of Heaven

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Merry Christmas, darlings! I thought today I’d repost a piece I wrote years ago about my favorite Christmas song. Wishing everyone, whether they observe the holiday or not, a truly wonderful day! XO Donna

12/2/15: I’ve said it before: I am not religious. If you have been reading me even casually for any length of time, you know this about me. I don’t judge folks who are, it just isn’t my thing. But. (You knew there was a ‘but’ coming, right?)

But every so often a religious song comes along that’s so unspeakably beautiful, I need it, even if the sentiment that inspired it isn’t one I share. This is such a song.

Last year around this time, I posted a playlist, “Songs for a December Morning.” I stand by that playlist, and the whole playlist is linked on YouTube below, but first I want to call your attention to my all-time favorite Christmas song. It’s the first track in the list, and it’s amazing.

It tells the story of the nativity from Mary’s perspective, as a terrified teenager. I guess maybe that’s why I find it so moving. “Breath of Heaven” was originally written by Chris Eaton, then re-written from a woman’s perspective and subsequently re-recorded by Amy Grant. Grant’s version is the best-known one, but there’s something so pure and innocent and bare about Sara Groves’ version, I vastly prefer hers to any other.

In case you are interested, I did find an amateur version I thought was really wonderful and worthy of mention, as well. Here’s the Oak Avenue School Orchestra (from Greenfield, CA) featuring their English teacher, Ms. Lee.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

5 thoughts on “Repost: Breath of Heaven

  1. Great way to start Christmas day. Beautiful. its been a number of year that i have been with my family. Today is special. It wasn’t true, but a friend told me he attempted to figure out all the verious religious hoildays and celebrate all. Hal

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  2. Donna..Don’t you ever wonder why you are here. There is a vast difference between religion and excepting the grace of God. Our heavenly Father,Creator of all, loves you as do I.

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  3. This is one of my all time favorite posts of yours.

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