Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Held


Cross-post from My Daughter Lives

This song really touches me every time I hear it. I can't even sing along because by the time I get to the line, "...How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life and you survive," I start to ball.
God never promised us a life without sorrow or pain. He didn't tell us that if we followed him that we would be immune from the horrors of this world, like losing a child. He did promise to hold us up, to carry us when we needed to be carried, to comfort our souls, to give us the strength to keep on going on, when we just can't do it anymore.
Thank you God for holding me in your arms.
I know many of you are going through really difficult times, and I want you to know that I am thinking of you and praying for you. I truly believe that God is holding us in his arms and waiting for us to call on him for comfort. We may still have to walk through the awful stuff, but we are not alone.

Held
by Natalie Grant

Two months is too little.
They let him go.
They had no sudden healing.
To think that providence would
Take a child from his mother while she prays
Is appalling.

Who told us we’d be rescued?
What has changed and why should we be saved from nightmares?
We’re asking why this happens
To us who have died to live?
It’s unfair.

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

This hand is bitterness.
We want to taste it, let the hatred numb our sorrow.
The wise hands open slowly to Lily's of the Valley and tomorrow.

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

(Bridge)
If hope is born of suffering.
If this is only the beginning.
Can we not wait for one hour watching for our Savior?

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

9 comments:

  1. What a song...thank you for sharing...HUGS.

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  2. That song did wonders for my heart too.

    I don't know if you were reading my blog back when I first heard it.

    I was adding a penny to our family timeline for Masyn, and the song came on the radio as I was working on the project. Oh my goodness....I just cried & cried.

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  3. That song is so incredibly moving...

    Sending you love and hugs...

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  4. This song has meant so much to me too. I have always wondered what the story is behind it. I have to believe there is one.

    Yes... "when the sacred is torn from your life, and you survive." Some people see my babies deaths as evidence of God's absence, but instead I see my survival and growth and present happiness as evidence of His unwavering presence, strength and grace.

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  5. I've never heard of Natalie Grant. What a touching song. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. It's a chick song.






    Ok, I will come out of the chick closet and admit that the song haunts me. The lyrics, the song, her voice. It's one of those rare instances when it all comes together. I've tried to convince a gal from my church to sing it sometime but she says it's too high for her range. Thanks for posting it. I have not heard it in a while. I may go to amazon.com to see if I can get just this song on mp3.

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  7. Hell I cried just reading it nevermind hearing it....

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  8. So, I'm at worship practice last night and this new gal shows up to practice a song for Sunday. She has the perfect voice and range to sing "Held" so I'm already nudging her to try it.

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  9. I cry when I hear this one too.
    I helps me when I don't have an answer to the "why" questions that plague me sometimes.

    Missing her with you.
    Hugs,

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