After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
"I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me." John 17:1-8
I Came from You
The ashes have been scattered
the season has begun, time moves
but all that I am only reminds me
that I came from you.
Separate and uniquely independent
and deeply related by heart and soul
I carry the markers, same wiring
and all I am you sent to me.
Your voice echoes in the ancient songs
a brilliant tenor to my dark alto
I may seem alone to so many
but I know from where I cam.
I know from whom I came and where
I will return to your heart again
when my course is fully complete
you have promised to bring me home.
There will be loss and sorrows
this life is brimming with joy and grief
I know you delight with us and cry
holding through dark night terrors.
We are dust and to dust we shall return
but even at the grave we make our song
Alleluia, alleluia, coming home
we were sent from the heart of God.