English Worship Service

★  Sunday 5:00 p.m. English Bible class  ★

  ★  Sunday 6:00 p.m. English Worship Service  ★


Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
    大いなる主の恵み、
    なんとやさしき響きよ
That saved a wretch like me
    このような我でさえも、救いたもうた
I once was lost, but now am found
    かつて我は失われ、いま見出されぬ
Was blind, but now I see.
    見えぬ我が身であったが、光を知った

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
    大いなる主の恵み、
    そは我が心に恐れを教え
And grace my fears relieved
    そして、解き放てり
How precious did that grace appear
    かけがえなき恵みとは
The hour I first believed
    なんと素晴らしきものだったか

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
    多くの危険や苦闘や誘惑を

I have already come
    我は乗り越えてきた
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
    恵みはこれほどにも安らぎを与え
And grace will lead me home
    我を故郷へ導いてくれたもう

The Lord has promised good to me,
    主は我に約束された
His Word my hope secures;
    その言葉は我が望みとなりぬ
He will my shield and portion be,
    主は、我の楯、我の一部
As long as life endures.
    この生命の続く限り

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    そう、この肉体と心が朽ちて
And mortal life shall cease,
    我がさだめが終わるとき
I shall possess, within the veil,
    我はベールに包まれ
A life of joy and peace.
    喜びと安らぎの生命を宿すのだ
he world shall soon to ruin go,
    やがて世界に破滅が訪れ
The sun refuse to shine;
    太陽が輝くことをやめても
But God, who called me here below,
    我をお召しになった主は
Shall be forever mine.
    永遠に我のものだ


When we've been there ten thousand years
    我らは不死となり
Bright shining as the sun
    太陽のように輝く
We've no less days to sing God's praise
    主を称える歌はやむことはない
Than when we first begun
    歌が始まったときと同じく

 

English Page

Charles Macmurphy

 

One of the contributions Martin Luther made to the Christian world

was to translate the Bible into his native language. Even though it is
a unique blessing for me to worship in the Japanese language on
Sunday mornings, it does not take the place of worshiping in my
native language. It was indeed a blessing for me to be able to lead the
worship service and preach in my native language on Christmas eve.
I was surprised at the number of people who attended this service.
I am also thankful for faithful few who gather every Sunday evening
for Bible study and worship in the English language. There is a large
number of English speaking people who live in Kumamoto. I can see
the need for an English language worship service and hope that I will
be able to carry on with this ministry after Christina leaves.
The pastor and members of Kumamoto Lutheran Church need to be
commended for their support and interest in this ministry. I pray
that it will continue to be a blessing to people in Kumamoto and to
the Church. The Bible class meets downstairs at the church on
Sunday evenings at 5:00 P.M. and the worship service is held in the
sanctuary at 6:00 P.M. A word of thanks needs to be expressed to
all who have given so generously of their time and talent in making
this service possible. May God continue to bless the ministry of the
English language Bible class and worship service throughout this year.
 

  ★  Sunday 5:00 p.m. English Bible class  ★

  ★  Sunday 6:00 p.m. English Worship Service  ★

 
 

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