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Here Jesus prays for you, me, and all Christians—that we would know the love of God and the glory of Christ.

BibleGateway: John 17:20-26

ESV Text: John 17:20-26

John 17:20–26 (Listen)

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:30 and ends at about 3:46

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     20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

     24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 760 :
Oh, Love, How Deep

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1. Oh, love, how deep, how broad, how high, 
Beyond all thought and fantasy, 
That God, the son of God, should take 
Our mortal form for mortal’s sake! 

2. He sent no angel to our race, 
Of higher or of lower place, 
But wore the robe of human frame, 
And to this world himself he came. 

3. For us baptized, for us he bore 
His holy fast and hungered sore; 
For us temptation sharp he knew; 
For us the tempter over threw. 

4. For us by wickedness betrayed, 
For us, in crown of thorns arrayed, 
He bore the shameful cross and death; 
For us he gave his dying breath. 

5. For us he rose from death again; 
For us he went on high to reign; 
For us he sent his Spirit here 
To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer. 


Hymn: LSB 544 :
O Love, How Deep

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1. O love, how deep, how broad, how high, 
Beyond all thought and fantasy, 
That God, the Son of God, should take 
Our mortal form for mortals’ sake! 

2. He sent no angel to our race, 
Of higher or of lower place, 
But wore the robe of human frame, 
And to this world Himself He came. 

3. For us baptized, for us He bore 
His holy fast and hungered sore; 
For us temptation sharp He knew; 
For us the tempter overthrew. 

4. For us He prayed; for us He taught; 
For us His daily works He wrought, 
By words and signs and actions thus 
Still seeking not Himself but us. 

5. For us by wickedness betrayed, 
For us, in crown of thorns arrayed, 
He bore the shameful cross and death; 
For us He gave His dying breath. 

6. For us He rose from death again; 
For us He went on high to reign; 
For us He sent His Spirit here 
To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer. 

7. All glory to our Lord and God 
For love so deep, so high, so broad; 
The Trinity whom we adore 
Forever and forevermore.