This is another song from the Spring 2020 music album called “To Trust Your Name”. It’s a song that is meant to be like a psalm, and is probably based on some psalms that I’ve read in the past. Even in the hard times of life, I think it’s encouraging to know that we can trust God to carry us through. Thank you for listening.
これは「Spring 2020」という音楽のアルバムからくる、もう一つの曲で、「To Trust Your Name」という曲です。聖書の詩篇の形のような作曲で、また、これはある詩篇の箇所に基づいた曲だと思います。この人生には辛い時を通しても、神様が私たちを支えてくださることが励ましとなる事実だと思います。この曲を聴いてくれてありがとうございます。
I’m happy to have the chance to share another new song! This one is called “Sunshine Walk”. It’s a song that contemplates the tension between being able to enjoy everyday blessings in life while also being concerned about fellow believers in Jesus who are facing persecution. But after the pondering, the song closes with a message of encouragement.
This is a newly-recorded song called “Sunrise to Sunset” and is also from the Spring 2020 music album. It’s a song that deals with moving away from winter to spring—both in this life, but also in light of eternity with Jesus. I’m looking forward to the new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21:1 ESV), but wanting to look to Jesus along the way, too.
これは「Sunrise to Sunset」という新しく録音された作曲で、これも「Spring 2020」という音楽のアルバムからの歌です。この世にも、永遠にイエス様と共にも、冬から春へという移動することについての曲です。僕は新しい天と新しい地（ヨハネの黙示録21章1節 口語訳）を楽しみにしていますが、その時まで（また、その後でも）、イエス様を見上げ続きたいのですね。
When I think about this song project, it’s a feeling of excitement! This song shares a little of what Jesus taught about the Heavenly Father’s provision and about not worrying over food, clothing, and drink. Here is a translation of the lyrics of the song:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? […] For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:25,32-34 from the NIV Bible translation)
This is a new song called “Narrow” that is based on Matthew 7:13-14 from the Bible. It’s a passage that explains how, in life, the gate that leads to destruction is big, its road is wide, and many people fall into it. But there is also a gate that leads to life, but it is narrow and its road is thin/hard, and there are few people that find it (from Kougoyaku and ESV Bible translations). Jesus says: “Enter by the narrow gate …” (Matthew 7:13 ESV) and has also said, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.” (John 10:9a NIV) … I believe Jesus. Thank you for listening!
This is a new song that tries to paint a lyrical picture of the song’s protagonist who is missing someone else. It’s a song that recalls memories of being together by a fireside and the hope that it could still happen again someday. Thank you for listening!
Recently, I’ve been working on editing and remixing a somewhat old song. In fact, this is the first song from an old concept album project. This first song is called “Dream”, because the name of the concept album project is “Dream World”. It’s a song that tries to convey a certain story through music and lyrics. As usual, thank you for listening!
I originally started writing this new song back in the summer of 2012, but finally completed it in the spring of 2020. It’s a song that tries to describe what it’s like to see decision pathways in life, going in one direction or another. At the same time, the song tries to show (with words and music) my true desire to still want to chase after God even with the challenges of life. Thank you for listening!
This is the last main song (written in 2008) from the Before the Harvest music album. I think it’s a song that tries to describe, in lyrics and music, times where things change unexpectedly in life. It’s a sad song, but my hope is still in Jesus Christ. Thank you for listening!
これは「Before the Harvest」という音楽のアルバムからの最後のメーンの（２００８年に書かれた）一曲です。人生にはチェンジが案外に起こるという時を歌詞と音楽で描こうとしている歌のだと思います。悲しい歌ですが、僕の希望はまだイエス・キリスト様にあるのです。聴いてくれてありがとうございます！
Here is another song from the Before the Harvest music album. This song is called Test Me with Fire. It’s a song about how I desire to be tested with “fire” by God. In time, He has brought me through difficult times. Thank You, Lord!