A Christmas Message from AmyGrant.com

Posted on: December 24th, 2010 by Derek 19 Comments

We’re here at AmyGrant.com tonight trying to think of the words to say about Christmas and it’s importance, but nothing speaks better than a song written from the perspective of Mary.  Read these lyrics, listen to the song, spend the night with families near and far – and have a Very Merry Christmas!

Breath of Heaven (Chris Eaton/Amy Grant)

I have traveled
Many moonless night
Cold and Weary
With a babe inside
And I wonder
What I’ve done
Holy Father
You have come
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 holyness
For your holy Breath of Heaven

Do you wonder
As you watch my face
If a wiser one, should of had my place
But I offer-all I am
For the mercy-of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me


  • Linda Connell

    Thank you for this lovely song – the words are filled with such special meaning. I have a CD of Vince Gill singing this song and it has blessed me over and over.
    Have a very Merry Christmas – My Love to you all!

  • Lisa Garcia

    Beautiful words, and a beautiful song. Merry Christmas!

  • Charles Michael Carroll Clarke

    It is Christmas Eve in south Mexico. There are lights everywhere. Pinatas will be broken and families will get together and celebrate. It is very warm here. The only snowmen are made of plastic. I will eat the traditional dinner tonight with the Mexican family with whom I live. Christmas continues here until January 6th known as the Day of the Kings. I do miss some of the festivities from north of the border, but Christmas comes wherever we are. I was listening to Amy sing Little Town and Emmanuel on youtube. I also heard Breath of heaven. What wondweful songs. Feliz navidad to all of you from sunny south Mexico. michael

  • lidia lais

    this song is amazing but already it’s time lady to come to Brazil by myself with my 13 long years already learned a lot from their music if you write something wrong I’m sorry I am Brazilian and I do not know write English perfectly!! God bless you.

  • Carina Saraco

    I’ve always loved this song- the words are so beautiful and heartfelt. It always touches people when I sing it in church. Thank you for this wonderful music- have a blessed Christmas!

  • Holly Paulson

    Amy, Thanks for the message and the song. It was sung this evening at our Christmas Eve Service. I am always touched by it every time I hear it.

  • Debbie Drumheller

    Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you AmyGrant.com admin for all you do and may God’s Blessings fall on you this Christmas and the whole New Year!

    Debbie Drumheller

  • http://neeson.org Robett H. Neeson

    Amy your songs have bless me a lot! Merry Christmas to everyone!

  • Tony

    Amy, I’m 41 & have been listening to Breath of Heaven for the many, many years since it was released (longer than either of us probably care to admit! Hehehe). That is one of very few songs that reduces me to mush everytime I hear it, (no offense) but not because of your incredible talent delivering the piece but because of how poinently that song points to Jesus. There’s a brokenness that can be felt within the song, relaying relevantly and poinently the doubt and fear that must have run through Mary – yet we all share those same feelings of doubt and disbelief that He would even consider us and yet He does. Every time I listen to that song, I am instantly transported into The Lord’s lap, if you will. Worship of the Lord Jesus Christ is immediate the second I hear the opening synths/strings. Timeless; utterly timeless. Thank you for being receptive to His Spirit and using the vast talent He’s so obviously blessed you with, Amy. The testimony is huge as to how He’s used you as a blessing in so many people’s lives. Merry Christmas!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carolyn-Rose-Music/148866528459153 Carolyn Rose Wilson

    Thanks for posting the lyrics to this beautiful song.
    The music and the lyrics are both so powerful.
    We traveled to Israel, and I stood inside the empty tomb.
    This song takes on a whole new meaning having actually stood in so many
    places in Israel.
    This is not just a nice story…it’s THE greatest story of all time.
    Jesus coming to this earth, living and giving His life for us…so that we might live with Him
    for eternity!
    He is the true reason for the season:)
    I was at the Christmas show in Nashville, Tn. this year, and it was so amazing.
    I never get tired of hearing you sing this incredible song.
    May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


    Carolyn Rose Wilson

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  • Michelle Ball

    Amy singing this song is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL song I’ve ever heard in my life. I will never tire of it. Merry Christmas and thank you!!

  • Amos

    Amy, thanks for helping remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas. I was blessed to have the opportunity to see your show in Nashville on Tuesday evening, and it was wonderful. You helped start the season perfectly for me.

  • Pascal Stellato

    Hi Amy,

    We performed Breadth of Heaven years ago in a church I attented in W Mass, I kind of forgot about the song but recently it came up on Pandora and I remembered it. It is a really awesome song, Thank you.



  • Karen Schock

    I first heard this song at a Christmas service given by youth at a Methodist church. A blind girl with a very pure innocent voice sang this song and there was not a dry eye in the church. It was SO BEAUTIFUL! Every time I hear this song on the radio or hear someone else sing it, I think of that teenage girl singing it and remember that Mary must have been about her age. God is so good.

  • Penny Likens

    Amy, Your music has been a blessing in my christian faith. I just love her new cd. I play Better Than A Hallelujah over and over. Overnight and Hard Times are tops too. Plus whole cd. God Bless you in your music. I hope your family had a Merry Christmas. God ‘s Blessings to you and your family in this New Year!! Love In Christ

  • http://aol lesa bryant

    that song helped me through the roughest year of my life and i am forever grateful GOD BLESS

  • Kim Pierro

    I love your song breath of heaven. I think it’s absolutely gorjous. I’ve been to many of your concerts especially back in the 8o’s I wish you would do a song writters club like babbie. I pray for you many blessing to Give our God and Savior Glory. In the name of Jesus.



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