Breathe, for Boston

by Hanno van der Bijl


Breathe, don’t sigh
Breathe, sit still
Breathe, it’s time
Release your will

Breathe out shame
Breathe in grace
Look within
Seek my face

Breathe out pride
Breathe in freedom
There’s no need
To hide again

Breathe out darkness
Breathe in light
Fill yourself
With all my might

Breathe out doubt
Breathe in faith
Take my hand
You’ll be safe

Breathe out despair
Breathe in hope
Hold on fast
To the rope

Breathe out hate
Breathe in love
Guard your heart
From above

Breathe for life
Breathe again
Breathe and smile
Breathe, Amen.