When I Breathe In

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The “Meditation on Breathing” (#1009 in the UU “teal hymnal,” Singing the Journey) is the chorus of this larger piece, which Sarah Dan Jones wrote just after September 11, 2001. In Sarah Dan’s words, “the verses speak to the need to ease my fears and seek solace in the wake of the tragedy.”  Arranged in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, this version supports the solo vocals with 4-part backing choir with a “gospel feel.”

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The “Meditation on Breathing” (#1009 in the UU “teal hymnal,” Singing the Journey) is the chorus of this larger piece, which Sarah Dan Jones wrote just after September 11, 2001. In Sarah Dan’s words, “the verses speak to the need to ease my fears and seek solace in the wake of the tragedy.”

Arranged in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, this version supports the solo vocals with 4-part backing choir with a “gospel feel.” Sarah Dan has generously allowed me to share in the proceeds from sales of this arrangement.

Piano and bass charts, and permission to project lyrics, included with the purchase of five or more choral copies.

1-3 SOLOISTS WITH SATB CHOIR, PIANO, & ELECTRIC BASS
KEYWORDS: WAR, TERRORISM, WORLD PEACE, JUSTICE, PACIFISM

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When I Breathe In

W&M ©2001 SARAH DAN JONES
PURCHASE PRINT MUSIC AT DAVIDMGLASGOW.COM

Breathe in, breathe out…

When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love.
When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love.

One long day of terror is etched upon my heart
when I reflect on the shock that I felt
as I cried and watched the world fall apart.
Making sense of evil is no small task.
Some would say, “yeah, let’s bomb ‘em to hell!”
But before we do, we should look at our own past.

When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love.
When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love.

At times I feel bewildered, like I’m lost in a dream.
I search for hope in the meaning of truth
as I close my eyes and I focus on peace.
Fear’s a heavy feeling. It can eat you alive.
But it can’t run, and it can’t hide.
If you breathe these words, then you know that you’ll survive:

When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love.
When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love.

When I’m feeling hopeless and out of control,
I clear my mind as I think on a cure,
and I center in as I make love my goal.
Is war really an answer? Can we find those to blame?
All we’re saying is “Give peace a chance!”
And I pray to God as I sing this refrain:

When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love.
When I breathe in, I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out, I’ll breathe out love.

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