"Held" as written by and Christa Nichole Wells....
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

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

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

If hope is born of suffering
If this is only the beginning
Can we not wait for one hour watching for our Savior?

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


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"Held" as written by Christa Nichole Wells

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    General CommentA beautiful song. No matter what happens in our lives, God is with us and in His Word we may find comfort. Loss is a very difficult thing to deal with in life, as is pain and suffering and those things that are so hard to understand. God never said we would not suffer or feel pain, but He DID say He would comfort us and never leave or forsake us. To be held...this is what it means to be "held". What a beautiful and comforting thought.
    hfaith209on August 06, 2008   Link
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    MemoryThis song means so much to so many people. Several years ago when I was still in high school, a friend and I walked in Relay for Life in honor of our mutual best friend who was (still is) battling cancer, and a local singer performed this song just before the luminaria ceremony. It was so fitting and we all cried. I still listen to it sometimes when I'm scared about what's going to happen to my friend and just need to cry. It also meant a lot to another friend of mine when she lost her son to SIDS at 9 weeks. It reassures us that no matter how bad things get, when our heart breaks, Jesus is with us, holding us, always.
    KBeth07on February 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf I'm not mistaken this song was written because of her experience with the orphans who lost their parents to AIDS in Africa. that's what I heard a radio DJ mention during a World Vision Sponsor campaign in September 2007.
    birdsofprey48044on August 01, 2009   Link

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