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From One Source All Things Depend

From One Source All Things Depend
Running time 2:10
Appears on Geogaddi


Samples/Lyrics[edit]

  • Beginning at 0:02, children's voices can be heard, praying to and describing the nature of God:

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, he maketh me to lie down in green pastures ..."
"... glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost ... "
[In Hebrew] " ... Baruch atta Adonai Eloheynu melech ha-olam asher kid-shanu ..."
"... praised are you, Lord our God, whose presence fills the universe, who has sanctified our lives ..."
"... Hail Mary, full of Grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women ..."
"... now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, if I die before I wake ..."
"... our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, amen ..."
"... God bless my mother, my father, by brother, Eloise(?), all my aunts, all my uncles ..."
"Who is God? Well, it's an invisible person, and he lives up in heaven, up there."
"God is somebody who rues the whirl. He's sort of like a spirit, I guess, up in outer space. He kind of started all the plants growing, and he started people, and well I guess he's kind of big and fat."
"He can see us wherever we do, whatever we do, he has such powerful eyes, he has to have millions and thousands and billions, and he can still see us when we're bad."
"He could be sitting on the table right now, but you can't see him."
"If he was a bad man, he would make everything bad, and we wouldn't have electricity, he wouldn't make people, that's what would happen if God wasn't nice."
"... he's not though, what - a lot of people think he's just a feeling - but I think he's a real person."
"Well, I think that God isn't a person, but he's up in the heavens, and he's watching over us right now."

  • [Cicerobuck] provided the following information: a sample including the same vocals is used in "Family of God": "Family of God" Double CD Boxed Set (Ochre Records, OCH004LCD) - licensed from Dull records, originally a limited edition (1000 copies) 2 x LP. The FoG sample is used in the track called "Family of God", and is more extended than the BoC sample, with additional speech not used by BoC.)

  • Intro to "Grand Funk Railroad - I Can Feel Him In The Morning" contains some of the same samples. The original source is still unknown however.
  • According to WhoSampled, both "From One Source All Things Depend" and "I Can Feel Him In The Morning" sample "Children and God", from Tony Schwartz's 1967 album "How to Record the Sound of Children". [1] Several YouTube videos for FOSATD auto-identify the song as "Children and God", from a similar release in 1970.

Comments[edit]

  • The normal version of this album has 23 tracks, but the Japanese release features this extra one. [DC] explains that its title comes from a work called the Corpus Hermeticum, attributed to the mythical Hermes Trismegistus ("Thrice-Greatest Hermes"), and cites the relevant quotation, from book 10, section 14:

"From One Source all things depend; but the Source is from the One and Only. Three then are they: God the Father and the Good, the Cosmos, and Man. God doth contain the Cosmos; the Cosmos containeth Man. The Cosmos is the offspring of God; and Man, as it were, is the offspring of the Cosmos."

Videos[edit]

Skip to 22:26 in the following video: