Five hymns were selected from a pool of 370 hymn offerings from participants all over Japan to be sung at the Grand Autumn Service.

 

As I surrender, to God, the thoughts that well up from within me,
I reverently look to the Grand Autumn Service.

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When I discover that the joy of heaven exists,
All of the divine works of God begin to shine.

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No matter what happens
I am always together with the name of Messiah.
Courage overflows from the bottom of my heart.

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I remembered that I was born with light.
Once again, I return to God’s home.

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The leaflet filled with Meishu-sama’s wish –
I will open my heart and proclaim it to all!

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Other Hymns
Twelve other hymns were also selected to be printed in the Grand Autumn Service program from the same pool of hymn offerings.

I am in fullness.
In my heart is the brilliant light of Messiah
That forgives all and everything.

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Meishu-sama –
He manifests in this world and true salvation spreads –
Together with Jesus Christ.

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How small and weak
Is my heart.
But for the forgiveness of God –
My eyes fill with tears.

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I accept the true wish of God
Throwing off all the old clothing.

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Clearing the debts of my human heart until now,
I will be born anew as a child of God.

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Knowing that the thoughts and feelings that well up from within
Are materials for God’s creation,
I serve in the way that God allows me to.

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The name of Messiah that had disappeared –
Now, has revived with you, Kyoshu-sama.

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Even after receiving so many trials and tests myself,
I still look up to the path of Messiah, of salvation.

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Within me, I acknowledge that there is light
Together with the thoughts and feelings that I cannot acknowledge.

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The overflowing power of the Great Messiah –
With reverence, I receive it,
Repenting my sins.

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I proclaim the gospel of heaven
Together with the brothers and sisters
Who are together with Meishu-sama.

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Even to praise and say “hallelujah,”
I say with awe and fear
When I think about my sins forgiven.

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