Breath of Heaven – Amy Grant

In this song “Breath of Life, one can nearly imagine the emotional journey that Mary and Joseph were on which culminated with the first breath, and birth, of Jesus.

Amy Grant recorded this song in almost one take most likely because she could relate to the lyrics in a special way as she too was expecting her own baby.

Almost 10 years after recording “Breath of Heaven” she titled her book the same. She is quoted as saying, in the release of that book, that she considers (believes) that the intimate nature of this tune has transformed it into a prayer, adding that it is a prayer that fits a lot of people and their circumstances because it is a cry of mercy.

It is that first breath that we continue to rejoice and have hope in over 2000 years later.

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22 Responses to “Breath of Heaven – Amy Grant”

  1. Mervin Nicky Huffman says:

    This is beautiful, but I wonder when we are going to get accurate and show Christ, Our Lord, at the age of two in a house when the Wise Men came.

  2. W. J. Douglas says:

    Does it matter??

  3. Ann Hoskins says:

    The song is absolutely gorgeous, my only real comment is that the video was dark and I couldn’t see anything except shadows. If you could lighten the video it might be more inspirational with the song. Just a thought. But I love this song and it was well written. Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!! Merry Christmas everyone!!

  4. Nick Alfaro says:

    God is wonderful in Jesus Christ.And always matter Amen.

  5. Joanne says:

    I wasnt there so i just have to trust my faith.

    This is a lovely song and video…i have already reposted it. Thankyou.

  6. DON says:

    Sometimes the eye of Faith can see more than whatever we try and commit to film or paper . However this should not stop us in trying to reach out to grasp the absolute wonder of it all.

  7. Mona says:

    Nice we always love to hear the story of Jesus, but had a hard time understanding the words. By the way where did Huffman get his info.?

  8. The song and video are beautiful. I question nothing and believe by faith.

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  10. shelia thomas says:

    it reminds us of what christmas is about. thanks!

  11. mary ann says:

    i love the song, i love the video
    Merry Christmas to all!!!
    Maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat!!!

  12. Linda says:

    This has been one of my favorite songs for many years. Amy Grant has been one of my favorite artists since the early 1980′s. No one can sing it quite like she does. Would that everyone would embrace the real reason for the season–the
    GREATEST GIFT OF ALL–GOD BORN IN THE FLESH IN THE PERSON OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST WHO WAS, IS & FOREVERMORE SHALL BE!! hALLELUJAH!!

  13. BEAUTIFUL. COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY BETTER

  14. Betty Visser says:

    I have told the Christmas story many,many times to children. This year was the first time I told them the Wise Men found the small child in a home with His mother Mary, not in a manager. The story is in the Bible. Look it up. Does it matter? No, but why was the story change so long ago.

  15. Terry Mason says:

    Yesm I find something in all of the remarks I have read. Amy Grant has been a personal favourite of mine for many years. Amy is an outstanding artist in her own right so my comment is well considered; I would prefer less ‘arty’ emotion and clearer diction. Sorry but it’s how I feel about this very beautiful piece of music and song. Also I found the video clip too ‘arty’ and a bit of ‘illumination’ would be appreciated [by me]. Otherwise – lovely -Cheers!

  16. Lucia Anne says:

    This is a beautiful song. I, too, had a hard time seeing it
    but realized it did not really matter. The words are what count.
    Merry Christmas, everyone.

  17. beverlyanderson says:

    How much we need to focus on this pivitol message for all of our life and into the Eternitiies.

  18. Jaikumar - India says:

    This communicates more than what we see or hear. We thank God for Jesus. But for Jesus we would be worshipers of darkness.

  19. Dorothy Williams says:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful , very true story told through song. well done. For the record, to a comment made regarding Jesus being born in a house. Jesus was born in a manger because there was no room in the Inn. Read Luke 2:7. The Magi visited Jesus days after His birth, In a house. But He was initially born in a manger. I also think you did a great job of showing us that the world around us is dark and gloomy,and that Jesus is the “LIGHT”,of the world. Great,Great , job.
    Thank you
    Dorothy Williams

  20. Birch says:

    Awesome song, it really touched my heart. Pictures were dark & fuzzy, but all in all great!

  21. Sylvia Etsitty says:

    The Lord Jesus was born to die for all of mankind’s sin and rebellion. I used to wonder why and I learned it is all because He loved me, you and all of mankind. I ask “what greater love is this?”….

  22. Patricia Young says:

    Mere words can not express what I was feeling as I watched the video and listened to that AWESOME song. All praise, glory, and honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And thank you Amy for being so inspired. Peace be unto you and yours.

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