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Words and music: Chris Eaton & Amy Grant
 Copyright 1992 Age to Age Music, Inc. 
(ASCAP/Closeau Music Ltd. (PRS), adm. by 
Reunion Music Group, Inc.)

[A couple of notes:  "simile" means 'after the same fashion.'
In other words, same chords as the last verse that sounded
like this.  Also D2(no3) means D-E-A.  On guitar you play
this is a D chord with the high E left open.  Some TABers
would call this D2, but I reserve that designation for
D-F#-A-E.
Please let me know if you find any errors, and I apologize
for them in advance.  Alan (humm@ccat.sas.upenn.edu)]

Breath of Heaven

B(m)
I have traveled many moonless nights
D
Cold and weary with a babe inside
Bm7    Em        G
And I wonder what I've done
Bm7     Em       G
Holy Father, you have come
A(no3)    G(no3) A(no3)     B(m)
and chosen me now to carry your son

{simile}  
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
    A(no3)     G(no3) A(no3)     D2(no3)
    Be with me now,   be with me now
  
{ refrain: }
D                 G         D
Breath of heaven, hold me together
G     F#7  Bm
be forever near me
A/g       D(no3)
Breath of heaven
D                 G          D
Breath of heaven, lighten my darkness
G         F#7     Bm
pour over me your holiness
Asus/e   (A)
for you are holy,
B(m)
Breath of heaven
  
{simile}
Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one should have had my place
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of your plan
    A(no3)     G(no3)  A(no3)  G(no3) A(no3) D2(no3)
    Help me be strong, help me be,    help    me

{ refrain }
  
{ outro: )
{chords to refrain}
Breath of heaven, hold me together
be forever near me
Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven, lighten my darkness
pour over me your holiness
for you are holy,
D     (G)
Breath of heaven
D     (G)
Breath of heaven
D     (G)  D
Breath of heaven 

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Alternative arrangement

From: "Shantel Adams" sixstring79@hotmail.com
Performer: Amy Grant
Album: Home For Christmas (1992)
Words and music: Chris Eaton/Amy Grant

Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song)

Intro: Bm  G  Em (x4)

      Bm      G  Em      Bm   G   Em
I have traveled,     many moonless nights
        Bm    G  Em       Bm   A   D
Cold and weary,     with a babe inside
     Em     Bm7        G
And I wonder what I've done
    Em      Bm7       G
Holy Father, you have come
    A9        G      A9        Bm  G  Em (x2)
And chosen me now to carry your son

    Bm      G  Em      Bm  G   Em
I am waiting,      in a silent prayer
    Bm      G  Em          Bm  A   D
I am frightened,    by the load I bear
     Em      Bm7       G
In a world as cold as stone
       Em        Bm7   G
Must I walk this path alone
A9          G   A9          D
Be with me now, be with me now

Chorus:
D                 G         D
Breath of heaven, hold me together
G     F#7  Bm        A/G       D
Be forever near me, breath of heaven
D                 G          D
Breath of heaven, lighten my darkness
G         F#7     Bm        A/G         Em7   A
Pour over me your holiness, for you are holy
          Bm   G  Em (x2)
Breath of heaven

      Bm   G  Em         Bm   G   Em
Do you wonder,    as you watch my face
    Bm G  Em               Bm  A   D
If a wiser one, should have had my place
     Em    Bm7   G
But I offer all I am
       Em    Bm7      G
For the mercy of your plan
A9          G       A9     G    A9  D
Help me be strong, help me be, he---lp me


CHORUS (x2)

Last line chords change to:
          D     G
Breath of heaven   (repeat to end)


Chords:
A   =   x02220
A9  =   x02200
A/G =   3x2220
Bm  =   x24432(bar chord) or xx4432
Bm7 =   x24232(bar chord) or 797777(bar chord)
D   =   xx0232
Em  =   022000
Em7 =   020000 or 022030
F#7 =   242322(bar chord)
G   =   320003

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