wedding harpist Devon Carpenter, the Classic Harpist, with a Blevins Harp the Laurel Leaf Harp venus classic harp, at a wedding Chicago harp duet

Audio Samples

A Thousand Years from "Twilight: Breaking Dawn"

A contemporary piece that has become very popular for weddings, this video was recorded just prior to a wedding reception at which we were performing. In addition to this harp duo version, I also play this piece as a harp solo or in a duet or trio with other instruments (as in the recording below, featuring a trio of harp, violin, and cello).

This piece can be played on pedal harp or lever harp.




Lyrics

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid,
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath, every hour has come to this
One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid,
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed, I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me,
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more
One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid,
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed, I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me,
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

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