I was in Jerusalem leading 3,000 Christian leaders in worship at a conference. I had such an amazing sense of being separated, only by time, from the first Christians who went from that city to the rest of the world. I wrote this song in the midst of that conference, knowing we would soon leave that place and literally do the same.
Also, there is no denying that Jerusalem is a special place for Christians... Seeing how Jerusalem is symbolic for the presence of God, Christians from where ever they are can say, "From here in the presence of God, Lord, take us to the world!"