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.
O, the Lord God!
With Your forgiveness,
Please harvest us—insignificant us—
As proof of Your fruits!
What is Yours, I make my own.
You forgive this sin and save me.
O God, how I praise Your work!
How happy I am!
Now that I know
The church bearing the name of Messiah is within me!
I want to return home—
And with this hand
Bring everyone and everything
Back to heaven where You are waiting.
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.
What a blessing!
Serving in the salvation of
Meishu-sama and Jesus Christ
Working in concert with each other.
Each moment I surrender to You
Salvation expands instantaneously—
The divine work of sonen.
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!
I say to the medicine, a part of all creation:
“Me and you, together—let’s go to heaven.”
After coming to know
Your will embedded in all creation,
I have begun to hear You say,
Surrender even the sounds of nature.
From Your nurturing
The strain and exertion of trying too hard has disappeared,
And, O God, I serve daily with ease.
The church shines brilliantly,
A holy place of worship.
It resounds with praise,
“God, please make use of me.”
Seeking the Sacred Word that exists in heaven,
I will become a child of God
By following Meishu-sama as my example.
I perceive it as an old form, put to an end.
I surrender it to Your hand
Together with all creation.
Not one thing
Is left out of Your will.
This suffering, too, is no exception.
This month, too, I wait with excitement for Glory,
Where Kyoshu-sama reveals his thoughts and feelings.
He whose life perished
In the place of execution
Will be resurrected
By the will of God,
By the great plan of Meishu-sama.
I studied the teachings of Meishu-sama
But I was made to know the Sacred Word of Meishu-sama.
I must repent.
When I engrave
The Sacred Word and the Holy Bible into my heart,
The morning I awaken, I am filled with hope.