Hymn Offerings
Five hymns were selected from a pool of 328 hymn offerings from participants all over Japan to be sung at the Grand Spring Service.

 

The Grand Spring Service
Where I attribute to You, O God,
To the great divine light,
The glory of having become a member of
World Church of Messiah!

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Carrying the mission to be
The Church that bears the name of Messiah,
I say the Lord’s Prayer daily.

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I need not wait for the Second Coming!
You, O Lord God, are already with me!

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For I now know that this breath
Is Your life, O God,
I surrender my thoughts
In a breath.

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O Lord God!
You, Meishu-sama and Jesus are within me—
I believe in this!
I will strive to impart Your true gospel!

 

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

 

Passionate young staff—
O God, I wish to be one
Who gives sincere offerings
Toward their development.

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I can say the Lord’s Prayer
As You, O God, are in the central part of me—
The joy I feel for realizing this!

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The sins committed by the people of Israel
Are now being atoned for within me.

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O God, it is the salvation
In the name of Messiah within me
That is the true salvation—
The one I believe in and serve!

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What I was feeling and what I was thinking
I stubbornly clutched onto.
Ashamed, O God, I surrender them to You.

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I pledge to this faith, O God:
United as one heart with Kyoshu-sama,
I return to You to unite as one with You.

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O God,
Without the workings and help of all creation
Being born anew as a child of God
Is not possible.

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When I pray the Lord’s Prayer within me
Together with my breathing, O God,
I feel it transcends time and space,
And everything is one.

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Each time we offer the Lord’s Prayer
O Meishu-sama, I feel your will,
Your divine work of salvation, expanding.

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Although my heart wavers
Between the public and the private,
O God,
I will go forward without hesitation
Aware that everything is public.

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O God,
It is only because of Your voice, Your permission,
That we can go forward
On this path of surrendering and serving.

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Receiving Your gospel, O Lord God,
I will go forward even if just one step
On this path of growth.

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Where do the Pharisees live?
When I ask myself this question,
I hear the answer—inside my heart.

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O God, You made me into one
Who knows Your love!
Please, O God, allow me to meet others
With whom I may share this joy!

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In the promised race of life,
I, too, run after you, Meishu-sama,
So I can be born anew as a Messiah!

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O Meishu-sama, how gracious you are!
Through Kyoshu-sama’s messages,
You invite us to understand
Your true will embedded in the Sacred Word.

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Oh, the joy of praying
Before You, O God,
In the form of Daikomyo, the great divine light—
Sushin naru warera no Kami,
“Our God, Lord God”!

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