Hymn Offerings

Five hymns were selected from a pool of 278 hymn offerings from participants all over Japan to be sung at the Grand Autumn Service.

 

With Lord God in our breath,

We joyfully celebrate this Grand Autumn Service.

Aichi Pref.

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O, the Lord God!

With Your forgiveness,

Please harvest us—insignificant us—

As proof of Your fruits!

Aichi Pref.

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What is Yours, I make my own.

You forgive this sin and save me.

O God, how I praise Your work!

Kagoshima Pref.

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How happy I am!

Now that I know

The church bearing the name of Messiah is within me!

Tokushima Pref.

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I want to return home—

And with this hand

Bring everyone and everything

Back to heaven where You are waiting.

Shizuoka Pref.

 

Other Hymns

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

 

Kyoshu-sama’s hymns in Glory

Reveal to us the essence of

World Church of Messiah’s path.

Osaka Pref.

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What a blessing!

Serving in the salvation of

Meishu-sama and Jesus Christ

Working in concert with each other.

Aichi Pref.

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Each moment I surrender to You

Salvation expands instantaneously—

The divine work of sonen.

Nagano Pref.

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Even in our homes

We can offer Kyoshu-sama’s opening prayer to God

And take part in the service of God’s Kingdom.

How joyful we are!

Osaka Pref.

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I say to the medicine, a part of all creation:

“Me and you, together—let’s go to heaven.”

Aichi Pref.

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After coming to know

Your will embedded in all creation,

I have begun to hear You say,

Surrender even the sounds of nature.

Aichi Pref.

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From Your nurturing

The strain and exertion of trying too hard has disappeared,

And, O God, I serve daily with ease.

Kanagawa Pref.

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The church shines brilliantly,

A holy place of worship.

It resounds with praise,

“God, please make use of me.”

Hyogo Pref.

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Seeking the Sacred Word that exists in heaven,

I will become a child of God

By following Meishu-sama as my example.

Aichi Pref.

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I perceive it as an old form, put to an end.

I surrender it to Your hand

Together with all creation.

Okayama Pref.

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Not one thing

Is left out of Your will.

This suffering, too, is no exception.

Tokushima Pref.

This month, too, I wait with excitement for Glory,

Where Kyoshu-sama reveals his thoughts and feelings.

Shizuoka Pref.

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He whose life perished

In the place of execution

Will be resurrected

By the will of God,

By the great plan of Meishu-sama.

Shizuoka Pref.

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I studied the teachings of Meishu-sama

For myself.

But I was made to know the Sacred Word of Meishu-sama.

I must repent.

Kanagawa Pref.

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When I engrave

The Sacred Word and the Holy Bible into my heart,

The morning I awaken, I am filled with hope.

Saitama Pref.

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