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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 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.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know, that the promise was when everything fell, we'd be held
This is what it means to be held.



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    Belinda Inman JayDec 27, 2012 at 12:44 am
    This song rips my heart out. The first time I heard it we were driving home from the hospital after Hannah was born. She was not breathing when she was born because the cord was wrapped so tightly. I remember Frank with tears streaming down his face, eyes closed and quietly praying/crying out to God. As I cried "Oh, God, Oh God...!" I remember that moment so vividly and how the Lord just literally held us in a moment that felt surreal. Driving home, hearing that song, I began to feel horrible guilt for the babies that don't make it past that moment, no matter how hard the parents pray, and I cried the whole way home(I was really emotional anyway).But since then, I have tried to be focused on how delicate and fragile life is and that He really does hold us everyday in every feasible way.
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    Shala Inman FinleyDec 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    Here is the song. Take time to listen. The first few times I heard it (about 8 years ago) it was hard to listen to--a hard message to hear. But before long it became a tool God would use to comfort me in times of confusion and fear!
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    jacandjillMay 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    My niece told me about this song and that we needed to listen to it. My daughter went into labor 3 months early , the Drs stopped the labor for 2 weeks but on May 18th our lil angel came into this world, but after 9 hours we lost her. It's so hard to believe the words that I tell my daughter...God won't put more on us than we can handle,but I know we will survive. This song says it all.
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    beckyhzlApr 9, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    tHIS SONG HAS TOUCHED NOT ONLY ME, BUT HAS TOUCHED THE VERY SPIRIT WITHIN MY 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO WENT THROUGH SEVERAL YEARS OF SEXUAL ABUSE MY MY EX-HUSBAND.I9 HOLD HER AND TELL HER HOW MUCH I LOVE HER AND SING THIS SONG TO HER, REPEATING THAT this IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HELD.
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    Esther DeleonApr 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    I think of my sissy Frances when I listen to this song....Held by Amy Grant..God is comforting me thru this song...

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