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Our Breath is Incense (Psalm 141)

 An evening prayer.











Our breath is incense, sweet smell rising 
Our hands are open, lifted up in the evening 

Verse 1 
I call out to you Come and hear me 
Give ear to my voice, my God, and quickly  


Verse 2
Watch the door of my mouth for integrity 
Guard my lips and keep my heart from turning  


Verse 3 
Let the elders guide and correct my way 
Keep my words and actions true I pray  


Verse 4 
Watch the farmer's plow turn the blessed earth 
Bones of death and signs of rising birth  


Verse 5
You are the earth, I am a seed 
Hide me, grow me, love and never leave me  



Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

©2018 (ASCAP) All rights reserved. Please use with permission.

Licensed via, CCLI and



Our Breath is Incense Charts:

  • piano score

  • ​lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • jpgs of congregational line (2 versions)

  • songleader's notes

Our Breath is Incense



Our Breath is Incense Accompaniment Pack:

  • all charts above


  • powerpoint lyric slides

  • original mp3 recording

  • mp3 instrumental accompaniment track

Our Breath is Incense

Accompaniment Pack


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