SONG 12

 

(Ichini daiku no) ( ukagai ni),   7-5 waka

(nanika no koto mo) ( makase oku).   7-5

The inquiry about the first carpenter (Honseki),

any and every detail, I will leave to him.

 

(Fushigina fushin) (o suru naraba),

(ukagai tatete) (iitsuke yo).

Marvelous construction if it is to be done,

Speak wholeheartedly and give instructions (hinokishin).

 

(Mina sekai kara) (dandan to)   7-5 waka

(kitaru daiku ni) (nioi kake).   7-5

All from the world, little by little,

the carpenters that come, place fragrance on them.

 

(Yoki toryo ga) (aru naraba),   5-5 waka

(hayaku komoto e) (yosete oke).   7-5

If there are good leaders,

quickly, to the home bring them.

 

(Izure toryo) (yonin iru),   5-5 waka

(hayaku ukagai) (tatete miyo).   5-5

What kind of leader, four will be needed.

Quickly inquire and  wholeheartedly look for them.

 

(Murini koi to wa) (iwan dena),   7-5 waka

(izure dandan) (tsuki kuru de).   7-5

Come to me unwillingly, I do not say

step by step, eventually they will come to God.

 

(Nanika mezurashi) ( (kono fushin),   7-5 waka

(shikaketa koto nara) (kiri wa nai).   7-5

Something marvelous is this construction.

Once  this is begun, there shall be no end to it.

 

(Yama no naka e to) ( yuku naraba),   7-5 waka

(araki toryo) (tsurete yuke).   5-5

Inside the mountains, if one goes.

Wood master, take with you.

 

(Kore wa kozaiku) (toryo ya), 7-5

(tatemae toryo) (kore kanna).   7-5

Here are the construction worker, the master,

the framing leader and the wood planer (different types of leader necessary to spread God’s truths).

 

(Kono tabi) (ichiretsuni),   5-5 waka

(daiku no nin mo)  (soroikita).

This time, everyone of

the carpenter member have come and assembled.