UU Hymn: “Where Do We Come From?”

Paul Gauguin, “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” 1897-1898

Our Hymn is #1003, Where Do We Come From,” performed by Les Tacy, Music Director at Heritage UU Church, and Michael Tacy, Music Director at The Gathering at Northern Hills.

On the UUA’s Song Information page, it states:

The lyrics of this song come from the French title of a famous oil painting by Paul Gauguin created in Tahiti in 1897 and 1898. It is currently housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. The three groups of women, read from the right to left, represent the three questions posed in the title of the painting. The women with the child represent the beginning of life “Where Do We Come From?” The middle group, represent the daily existence of adulthood “What Are We?” The old woman facing death is asking, “Where Are We Going?”

During the week of March 21, enjoy the YouTube video: Where Do We Come From?