Avoin taivas – Rough content translations

1. My song will not change   (Lauluni aihe ei muutu)
2. Bring the rain oh God   (Anna sade, Jumala)
3. Prayer child   (Esirukousten lapsi)
4. A song for you      (Laulu sinulle)
5. To my people  (Kansalleni)
6. A humble faith that is alive      (Elävä, nöyrä usko)
7. Bless us, Holy One of Calvary   (Siunaa meitä, Golgatan Pyhä)
8. I’d like to tell you about heaven  (Tahdon kertoa taivaasta)
9. Lord, return! (Maranatha!)   (Saavu, Herra)
10. Walking by your side   (Rinnallakulkija)
11. It is finished     (Täytetty on)

 

 

My song will not change (Lauluni aihe ei muutu)

1. Why is it that the subject of my song doesn’t change

even if I wanted that myself

See, I don’t lack subjects or themes;

I have those for hundreds of tunes

The cross of Jesus is still the most important thing

I couldn’t live a day without grace

the melody of forgiveness

is always the first and foremost

 

2. You, my Lord, never change

You always stay by the weak

and at the foot of Your cross, Lord

I gain new strength and peace

 

3. Only because of Your blood, Jesus

I will one day see the glory of Heaven

And that is why already here

I want to magnify You.

 

 

Bring the rain oh God   (Anna sade, Jumala)

1. Walking here, asking

quietly gazing, I’m silent

Looking at the horizon;

where is the rain?

Why is the sky/heaven holding (it) back

I can only see white clouds

I wish raindrops

would fall down, moisten the earth

Bring the rain oh God

the heart is longing, waiting

Bring the dew from Calvary

to refresh dry land

 

2. I gaze over the field

the corn is eared, ripe

But there are no harvesters

our Lord’s children are weary

Lead us again to the cross

where the well springs up

the one that quenches thirst

renews the children of our Lord

 

3. I want to see the power

that changes a human being

The mighty power of the blood

breaking the shackles of the world

Lord, here I kneel down

I cannot do anything else, I surrender

I stay in those hands

the hands where I see the traces of scars

 

 

Prayer child   (Esirukousten lapsi)

1. “Prayer child”, hear a quiet song

someone is praying for you, please never forget

Directly to the altar these words with tears have been said

Please save and renew my child

 

2. As a child when you fell asleep, I was praying by your side

this little lamb of yours, please Lord take into your arms

keep and protect, all the days of childhood

may your angel always walk with you

 

3. “Prayer child”, it is a long time ago now

you were lost in this world, caught by worries

Still, at the altar, also the prayer remains

please save and renew my child

 

Still, at the altar also the prayer remains

please save and renew my child

 

 

A song for you      (Laulu sinulle)

1. This is a song for those who are weary

walking the paths in the wilderness/desert

for those who are down and lost

totally disappointed with themselves

 

2. This is a song for those who are longing

who are worn out in the storms of life

those who now quietly long for light

today this tune is for you as well
God loves you

you who are lonely and battered by life

from Calvary hill these words come to you:

you are loved

 

3. Jesus, too, felt the weariness

the human pain and also the rejection

He sees the agony and oppression

He comes to you and has mercy on you

 

 

To my people  (Kansalleni)

1. I’m walking on my path

now quietly thinking about my own people

I can remember all the different times / phases it has had

like it was yesterday

that is why I’m weeping and asking

I can remember all the different times it has had

like it was yesterday

that is why I’m weeping and asking

Why do you forget your God this way?

although He helped us and stayed by our side?

When the fighting over Finland was going on

we were protected

Please don’t forget your God.

 

2. Lord, please help our people again

so that we would put our faith only in God

Give us now a humble mind

so that we confess:

I need God

Give us now a humble mind

so that we confess:

I need God

Why do you forget your God this way?

although He helped us and stayed on our side?

When the fighting over Finland was going on

we were protected

Please don’t forget your God.

 

3. A call is ringing to our people

our only hope is at the cross

only on Calvary hill

the heart will understand

there it will be kindled to live

only on Calvary hill

the heart will understand

only there life is being created / it is only life that is created there

He will still hear a humble prayer

(and) forgive all our sins

Everybody can now come

He will still have mercy on us

Please come to the Savior

 

 

A humble faith that is alive      (Elävä, nöyrä usko)

 

1. A humble faith that is alive is like the morning glow

telling about a new day, about God’s great miracle

telling about a new day, about God’s great miracle

 

2. A humble faith that is a live, will it be formed in fire?

will you remove the slag in the forge, totally renewing your child?

will you remove the slag in the forge, totally renewing your child?

 

3. A humble faith that is alive; Lord, can I have that?

so that I would sing your praises for victory on Calvary

so that I would sing your praises for the power of your cross

 

So that I would sing your praises for the power of your cross

 

 

Bless us, Holy One of Calvary   (Siunaa meitä, Golgatan Pyhä)

1. Spread out Your hands, You Holy One of Calvary

over the churches, over our native country

Let the winds of revival blow

Your Spirit touch our homes

Spread out Your hands, Holy One of Calvary, over our native country

 

2. Spread out Your hands, You Holy One of Calvary

over the generations, over our youth

Please give still the blessing of Your grace

the tremendous touch of the power of the blood

Spread out Your hands, Holy One of Calvary, over our native country

 

3. Spread out Your hands, You Holy One of Calvary

over a weak human being, over suffering

Lord, only You can strengthen

can help and have mercy on a human being

Spread out Your hands, Holy One of Calvary, over our native country

 

Spread out Your hands, Holy One of Calvary, over our native country

 

 

I’d like to tell you about heaven  (Tahdon kertoa taivaasta)

 

1. I’d like to tell you about heaven

about God’s home and kingdom

Jesus opened the way when He paid the ransom

with His own blood He bought us free

When I see heaven I’m going to meet Jesus

and feel (know) the great holiness of the Lord

Then I will kneel down before You

and worship, I thank You: You saved me

 

2. Gone are the tears, the sickness with all the pain

no more death, it will disappear altogether

No quarreling between people, but a celebration of love

no evil will ever come back to the world

 

 

Lord, return! (Maranatha!)   (Saavu, Herra)

 

1. Soon the Lord’s great day will dawn

citizens of Heaven soon will converge

the church will be caught up in the clouds

to meet the Lord, I want to be ready

 

Return, Lord, return

I’m already weary of the journey down here

Return, Lord, return

to take home the ones who belong to you

 

2. Today I also ask you my friend

how are you doing, is everything ready

Is the heart clean or stained

only the blood of Jesus will wash away the sins

 

3. I can already see the dawn, discern the day

His grace will be sufficient, you can raise you head

from Golgotha you can see all the way to the seat/throne

that is where our hope lies, you know that

 

 

Walking by your side   (Rinnallakulkija)

 

1. I want to walk with the ones who suffer

You called me, too, to do that – I can feel it

I want to walk quiet and listening

I also want to look the suffering in the eye

 

2. I am a human being surrounded by distress

Lord I pray: will you help them through me

let your Spirit impact my mind

so that Your comfort could be heard in my words, too

 

3. Lord, will you show us the way to Calvary cross

so that even the weakest can believe: You will guide us home

You restore the broken and You are merciful

You forgive sins and set us free

 

It is finished     (Täytetty on)

1. I see clearer now and can understand

life through Calvary

That’s why in this way I walk on

relying on grace and thanking Him

 

It is finished, that’s what this is

life has flowed from the cross

Finished it is, that’s what it is

the words of Jesus thus uttered

 

2. Only in His death is life

in the blood of God’s Son

this is how God has ordained it

there is no other way, I acknowledge this