Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Shinobu TANOUE  sings Psalm 16:11 from the Classical Version of the Japanese Bible. This ancient style of recitation would be very difficult for westerners to master, but for Tanoue-san it is almost a hobby. Please enjoy this 54-second audio clip. Here are the words to follow as you listen:

なんじいのちの Nanji inochi no みちを michi wo われに ware ni しめし shime shi たまはん tama wan なんじの nanji no みまえには mimae ni wa みちたれる michi tareru よろこび yorokobi ありari なんじの nanji no みぎには migi ni wa もろもろの moro moro no たのしみ tanoshimi とこしえに tokoshie ni ありari

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”

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There was a special lady, who in 1988 blessed  Andrea and me. She was a singer about whom the Broadway play “Mama, I Want To Sing” was performed here in Japan. She played her mother in the performance. DORIS TROY was her name.

Never before had we heard such uplifting music. After the sell-out performance was well over, Ms. Troy came out on stage. We bee-lined it down the aisle to say “Hello.” She greeted us, smiled and spoke a few words of encouragement. We had been at a very low spot in our pioneering missionary work, but walked away that night carrying with us the blessing of her life story, her songs and her warm smile. That night so many years ago still refreshes our hearts today.

The song you are about to hear below is one that will lift you up. It is powerful, because it’s about JESUS. Listen to every word, listen to the music, listen to the heart of the woman who touched our hearts so many years ago here in Japan.

“Jesus Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” was written by Jim Weatherly and is sung here by Doris Troy with the Reach Ensemble. It was recorded at Kawaguchiko Studio on August 21-22, 1988 in Japan. From the album “Mama, I Want To Sing GOSPEL in Japan.” —meldac corporation. CLICK THIS LINK, sit back and be lifted up:

Gospel In JAPAN