Deep Origin of Everything

A song for celebration of a life

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: TAYLOR

Lyrics as Poetry

Deep Origin of everything,
our Ever-Present Friend,
in grief and hope your praise we sing,
aware that life must end.Our friend has died. We say her name
and each our stories tell
to honor all that she became,
give thanks, and say farewell.Our glimpses of her words and ways
are fleeting, and too few,
but you have numbered all her days
and know her through and through.Your memory holds all we were
and are and yet will be,
not as an echo or a blur
but in reality.Retrieve, repair, redeem, restore,
until again we meet,
love’s far dimensions to explore,
transformed, and made complete.

Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 2001 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Copyright © 2001 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Comments About Song

The words and music for
appear in Brian’s book, “CHRIST OUR HOPE” (# 14):

This text was completed on April 15, 2001
by Brian Wren for the funeral of his mother.

In keeping with Brian’s personal inspiration
for the text, I decided to name the tune
‘Taylor’ in honour of the birth father
I never met. Ron Taylor died
mere months before I was born.

Christ Our Hope
(A Theological Journey)
is co-published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA
(for USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand)Stainer & Bell, Limited
London, England
(for all other countries)

                                                    Audio Sample

Verses 1 & 5 played on piano

Scripture References

  • Psalm 139:1
  • Psalm 139:16

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Death, Dying
  • Friend, Friendship
  • Funeral
  • Grief
  • Memorial Service

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For her/she, substitute his/him/he as appropriate.

If used as a congregational song, consider a solo voice for the first two verses with the entire assembly joining on the remaining three verses.

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