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Nearer, My God, to Thee—Japanese-English arrangement

arranged by Esther Davisphoto-by-esther-davis

(translation at bottom)

Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me.
Still all my song shall be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
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Preservation and Choice

The world was dying

and they must flee

Or they should’ve died with it too.

The cock crowed

on the final morn

And all gathered in to hear

The words of the One

The Magician Mighty

Who had created their escape

to a foreign land.

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A Small and Simple Seed

I hold the seed,
Warm and burning with life.
Small? Yes.
Insignificant? No.
For though now small and simple
It can grow into a great thing.
If planted.
If watered.
If nourished.

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