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.
When I discover that the joy of heaven exists,
All of the divine works of God begin to shine.
No matter what happens
I am always together with the name of Messiah.
Courage overflows from the bottom of my heart.
I remembered that I was born with light.
Once again, I return to God’s home.
The leaflet filled with Meishu-sama’s wish –
I will open my heart and proclaim it to all!
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.
He manifests in this world and true salvation spreads –
Together with Jesus Christ.
How small and weak
Is my heart.
But for the forgiveness of God –
My eyes fill with tears.
I accept the true wish of God
Throwing off all the old clothing.
Clearing the debts of my human heart until now,
I will be born anew as a child of God.
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.
The name of Messiah that had disappeared –
Now, has revived with you, Kyoshu-sama.
Even after receiving so many trials and tests myself,
I still look up to the path of Messiah, of salvation.
Within me, I acknowledge that there is light
Together with the thoughts and feelings that I cannot acknowledge.
The overflowing power of the Great Messiah –
With reverence, I receive it,
Repenting my sins.
I proclaim the gospel of heaven
Together with the brothers and sisters
Who are together with Meishu-sama.
Even to praise and say “hallelujah,”
I say with awe and fear
When I think about my sins forgiven.