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.'" (1)

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 heart:
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 came.

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 grace;
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