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Held

Natalie Grant made this song popular a few years ago.

The lyrics of this song would probably shock anyone who doesn’t understand the peace that God provides in the darkest times of our lives. Regardless of what has happened, we can trust that He is in control and He is our comfort.

I’ve always wondered who wrote the song and today I stumbled across her website. She has a post that describes the three stories of the ladies who inspired her to write that song. The URL is below.

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 hand opens slowly to lilies 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.

Christa Wells describes her inspiration for the song “Held”:

http://www.christawells.net/what-it-means-to-be-held.html

Natalie Grant’s rendition of “Held”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOufqWodFNo

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