Whitney Houston’s ‘I Look to You’ Leaves a Powerful Message Behind [Video]

This is a music video of Whitney Houston performing “I Look To You” from her seventh and final album released on August 28, 2009. Read these powerful lyrics, see the angelic images in the video, and be moved by the hopeful plea to be set free and taken “far away from the battle.”

As I lay me down
Heaven hear me now
I’m lost without a cause
After giving it my all

Winter storms have come
And darkened my sun
After all that I’ve been through
Who on earth can I turn to?

Chorus:
I look to you,
I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong
I look to you,
I look to you
And when melodies are gone
In you I hear a song
I look to you

‘Bout to lose my breath
There’s no more fighting left
Sinking to rise no more
Searching for that open door

And every road that I’ve taken
Led to my regret
And I don’t know if I’m go’n make it
Nothing to do but lift my head

[Chorus]

My levees are broken
My walls are coming down on me
My rain is falling
Defeat is calling
I need you to set me free
Take me far away from the battle
I need you
Shine on me!

[Chorus]

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