Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"I Will Carry You" by Selah

The song "I will Carry You" by Selah has helped Michelle cope with the pain of her miscarriage. (YouTube video and lyrics below.)


There were photographs I wanted to take
Things I wanted to show you
Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes
Who could love you like this?

People say that I am brave but I'm not
Truth is I'm barely hanging on
But there's a greater story
Written long before me
Because He loves you like this

I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All my life
And I will praise the One Who's chosen me
To carry you

Such a short time
Such a long road
All this madness
But I know
That the silence
Has brought me to His voice
And He says ...

I've shown her photographs of time beginning
Walked her through the parted seas
Angel lullabies, no more teary eyes
Who could love her like this?


26 Comments: Click Here to Add Yours:

Mmolesy said...

This song should come with a warning! DO NOT LISTEN TO IT WITHOUT A BOX OF TISSUES (and maybe some chocolate) NEARBY!!!! Just beautiful! (sob,sob!)

Stacey said...

This song was also of great comfort to me when I miscarried 3 years ago. If you take the time, you can read the story that is behind this song. The lead singer of Selah went through a very sad experience with his family. His wife was pregnant and they found out that their baby wouldn't survive. They chose to still keep the pregnancy, and this song is from that experience. They have a book out with the same name, I believe. Angie Smith (the mother) also has a blog, and she speaks at Women of Faith conferences.

girl from finland said...

Beautiful song :) and so true and powerful.

katiesniche said...

Thank you for posting this song. I lost a baby last year, and the due date just past. Such a precious song with a strong meaning. So glad to be reminded that the angels are singing to my little one...

Tina said...

Wow so encouraging! Thanks for posting this!

Libby said...

its such a lovely song! thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about miscarriages and pregnancys but, that is a great song!!

Livvy said...


Emily said...

I just wanted to express my condolences to your family. I experienced my first miscarriage on Dec 9, 2011. I have 2 living sons but miss my sweet baby every day. Praying that the Lord would cover you with His peace.

Anonymous said...


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Sara said...

I Know that when i hear this song and read the book I will carry you by Anie Smith not only was I able to deal more with the miscarriage that I expereinced at 7 weeks and know I'm not alone even when it feels like it. Also what I expereinced was nothing compared to what others have had to go through. I certainly did cry alot as well.

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Lily and Ellie said...


Hi Anonymous,

We have heard of dollartv but are not familiar with how it works. When we get a few minutes, we will look into it.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. I just experienced a miscarriage and this has helped me as well. I was unaware of the song and love it! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love this song. We lost twins last August. It has been hard to get over. Praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

This is a very uplifting song for when your life is covered in tears.It reminds you of the Lord's tremendous healing power and love for all.

Anonymous said...

I have also lost a baby girl. At 34 weeks of my pregnancy.....i know your pain and joy at the same time. Thank you for posting this song! It truely helps. My heart goes out to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

This song was very very powerful and uplifting. I as well went through this pain and know the pain you feel. This song really puts gods plan into perspective. Thankyou for sharing this very personal moment with us and helping guide us in the healing prosses of the loss of babys everywhere. Im very sorry for your loss. We love you! Cassie and Simon Jackson

Anonymous said...

Wow...I pray that each day God gives you peace.. Sweet one.....~ Andrea

Nancye said...

To Michelle & Jim Bob, I was so touched that at this time of such loss that you chose to invite us in to share your grief rather than to push everyone away. I am in awe of the strength you showed. The strength of your faith in our Father, and that all things happen for good. You have touched my heart in so many ways. I pray that each and every day your sorrow will lessen. I know that it will never go away. Thank you for sharing your life with us (both on TV and at speaking engagements). I had the privilege to hear/see you speak when you came to Kentucky. You touched my heart then and you continue to touch it every day. Blessings, Nancye in Kentucky

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I watched this episode - I felt so touched by this song I started looking for it. Then I read the story behind it. They are amazing people to have shared the love for their child. Its terrible to loose a child (1995 for us), but this song still touched me. Time never lets you forget, you always remember how old they would be.

Lauren H. said...


I know Mmolese have you saw the story behind it? Very sad. And your right chocolate is a woman's best friend.

Hughes Family said...

I just lost my 3 baby through miscarriage, and this song is an answer to a mommy's broken heart.
Thank yoU!!!

Anonymous said...

I have lost 3 premature babies. Although it has been 23 years and 12 for the twins it its still painful. This song is very comforting. I know I will hold my babies again someday. I was given a choice to abort but we choose to carry then as long as possible. I have no regrets and when it seems dark He always provides encouragement through a song His word. So thankful fir the tone we had.

Anonymous said...

05th December 2013 We lost our twins at 19.5wks. Boys that we named Jason & Christopher. I searched for a song to express my grief. This is it. Thankyou so very much that your pain can be such a 'healing' to others.

NanaDIana said...

I played this at the funeral of my first grandchild who was full term and we were told would be still born. I was in fall apart mode until I actually listened to the word. When someone approaches me with the question, "What was that song you played at Sarah's funeral? I need it for a friend/family member" My heart sinks and I send my prayers up to God for comfort. God Bless.

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