Breathe on Me, Breath of God


listen: ORC

listen: piano/strings

Words: Edwin Hatch
Music: Robert Jackson
Key: C to Eb
Time Sig: 3/4
Tempo: 116 | mid tempo
CCLI #: 5252570
Verse: John 20:22
05.12.22 New recording, tracks, transposed chord charts and updated vocal/instrumental parts. This arrangement is definately piano driven, and sounds quite nice with just piano and strings, so I've included a simple vocal/piano/strings demo and tracks.

This arrangement originally was in the key of D (modulating to F on the final verse) but I lowered it now to C as it was more comfortable for the session singer. I think either C or D would work fine with your congregation.

This is only the second arrangement I've done that doesn't follow the hymnal melody exactly (the other is the contemporary version of "There Is Power in the Blood.") With Breathe on Me, Breath of God I felt that the first two phrases needed another measure. Maybe you do it like this anyway in your church. I've also made this version slightly more upbeat. Come to an end on Ab and start the intro to the praise chorus Breathe in Ab.
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