Hymn Offerings
Five hymns were selected from a pool of 406 hymn offerings from participants all over Japan to be sung at the Grand Autumn Service.

 

At this Grand Autumn Service,
I sincerely turn to You, O God,
Wishing to offer my present self,
As I am, no disguises.

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Lord God,
I live in the now,
Praising Your power
That unites the past, present and future to me.

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The Passion of Christ
And the life of Meishu-sama—
It is only owing to the paths they took
That paradise on earth is established.

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How sacred it is—
Prayers of intercession to You, O God,
For the many people seeking Your salvation.

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Now that I know the reviving breath of life,
Together with breathing,
I serve in Your divine work.

 

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

 

How foolish I have been
For living without being conscious
That God is alive
In the incoming breath and outgoing breath!

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O God, how fortunate I am!
My home has become a place
Where I can offer prayers
To the Daikomyo—Great Divine Light—divine scroll
That was presented by Kyoshu-sama.

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When I look at
The fresh Instagram message,
It is my daily bread.

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How joyful I am!
Each time I receive Your reviving breath,
I am able to become one with You!

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Let there be light
I want to become someone
Who overflows with tears inside out
When I hear these sacred words.

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Each time I offer the Lord’s Prayer,
The deep love of God
Permeates my heart.

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O Kyoshu-sama!
As imperfect as it is,
I entrust my thoughts to the hymn offering I compose:
I offer my gratitude to you.

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In my heart,
To God,
Yes, I raised the white flag.
Ah the joy of receiving Kyoshu-sama’s messages now!

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How joyful it is!
In the thoughts of our now,
We have received the forgiveness and salvation
Of the past, present and future!

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Ah, Messiah!
Depending on this one name,
I offer my sinful self to You this autumn.

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Nor can I repent from the heart.
I must raise the white flag
And rely on Meishu-sama.

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Through the Church publication Glory
Filled with Your will, Lord God,
We receive the path to be taken by members.
How joyful this is!

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I am being filled with Your breath, Lord God,
Each time I breathe—
Oh the brimming joy I feel
All the way to the tips of my fingers!

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In faith,
There are times when I feel its severity.
However, everything is God’s great love.

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There is no blessing greater than
Our bond with God!
Together, let us rejoice and
Return it to heaven!

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I will return now
Together with everything
Together with breath
To heaven where Jesus and Meishu-sama await me!

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Please hug me, O God,
On the day I can open the door to heaven and
Return once again!

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O Lord God,
When Your breathing
And my breathing become one,
I will resurrect in Your eternal life!

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I breathe in with a wish—
May there be many
Who have the joy of receiving the Ohikari
From you, Kyoshu-sama.

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O Kyoshu-sama,
When I hear your messages,
The image of Meishu-sama appears
Right before my eyes!

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Even though I do not actually feel
The depth of my sin,
I have become aware of it and I repent—
O God, please forgive me!

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To have become a member of
World Church of Messiah—
Together with the Church symbol,
I engrave that joy into my heart!

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