Breath Of Life
"For thus says the high and lofty One
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
'I dwell in the high and holy place, and
also with him who is of a contrite and humble
spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble,
and to revive the heart of the contrite.
For I will not contend for ever, nor will
I always be angry; for from me proceeds the
spirit, and I have made the breath of life.'"
Breathe New Life
My Lord, I fear we've drifted apart:
I've stumbled; failing to persevere.
Breathe new life from my soul to my
Yahweh, let me know You are near.
Forth, from the center of my being,
You strengthen my spirit's broken frame.
You heal my wounds without revealing;
Yes, it's for this sinner that you
You flood my heart with loving mercy,
And You wash away all doubt and fear.
Reaching out in Your audacity,
With certainty, I know you are near!
I thank You, Lord, for this gift of
I bow, as the leper who returned.
You heal the broken who seek Your face.
You grant new life for which I've yearned.
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
(1) Isaiah 57:15-16