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Psalm 141 is an evening prayer of surrender asking for help, wisdom and guidance.

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


Sing it with your circle

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