The dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it
(Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
1. You give us bodies
Made from dust;
To dust they will return.
2. You lend us minds,
Though they will die,
No matter what we learn.
3. You loan us hearts,
Just for a while,
So we can seek your face;
4. But our souls, Lord,
Are part of you:
Our source, and resting-place.
1. You were made from dust, and to dust you will return (Genesis 3:19; NLT).
2. We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).
How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! (Job 14:1; NLT).
3. I will […] give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26; NIV).
Seek his face always (1 Chronicles 16:11; NIV).
4. I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5; NLT).
He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).
His resting place shall be glorious (Isaiah 11:10; NKJV).