Song Four

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Mikagura-uta
Mikagura-uta (Japanese).jpg
The Service
Sections One, Two, and Three
Songs for the Kagura
Section Four
Yorozuyo
Section Five
(Twelve Songs)
Song One
Song Two
Song Three
Song Four
Song Five
Song Six
Song Seven
Song Eight
Song Nine
Song Ten
Song Eleven
Song Twelve
Composer
Oyasama
Date Composed
1866–1882

Song Four (四下り目 Yo Kudari-me) is one of the Twelve Songs of the Mikagura-uta. It is said to have been composed by Oyasama in 1867. There was a time when it was referred as "Chapter Four" in English.

Content

Song Four
Yo Kudari-me
四下り目
First, Whatever others may say; hitotsu hito ga nanigoto iwō tomo 一ツ ひとがなにごといはうとも
God is watching, so be at ease! Kami ga miteiru ki o shizume かみがみているきをしずめ
Second, Settle the minds of the two of you in one accord! futatsu futari no kokoro o osame iyo 二ツ ふたりのこゝろををさめいよ
Then any and everything shall be realized. nanika no koto o mo arawareru なにかのことをもあらはれる
Third, All of you close to Me, mittsu mina miteiyo soba na mono 三ツ みなみてゐよそばなもの
Watch whatever God acts and works! Kami no suru koto nasu koto o かみのすることなすことを
Fourth, Night and day, dong! chang! we perform the Service; yottsu yoru hiru don chan Tsutome suru 四ツ よるひるどんちやんつとめする
The neighbors may feel it noisy and annoying. soba mo yakamashi utatekaro そばもやかましうたてかろ
Fifth, As I am always in haste to save you, itsutsu itsu mo tasuke ga seku kara ni 五ツ いつもたすけがせくからに
Quickly become joyful and come to Me! hayaku yōki ni narite koi はやくやうきになりてこい
Sixth, Villagers I wish to save at once, muttsu murakata hayaku ni tasuke tai 六ツ むらかたはやくにたすけたい
But they do not understand My heart. naredo kokoro ga wakaraide なれどこゝろがわからいで
Seventh, Helping each other in any and everything, nanatsu nanika yorozu no tasuke-ai 七ツ なにかよろづのたすけあい
Ponder over it from your innermost heart! mune no uchi yori shian seyo むねのうちよりしあんせよ
Eighth, All illness shall be completely rooted out, yattsu yamai no sukkiri ne wa nukeru 八ツ やまひのすつきりねはぬける
And step by step your hearts will become cheerful. kokoro wa dandan isami kuru こゝろハだん/\いさみくる
Ninth, Here is paradise on this earth. kokonotsu koko wa kono yo no gokuraku ya 九ツ こゝはこのよのごくらくや
I, too, wish to go quickly to worship. washi mo hayabaya mairi tai わしもはや/\まゐりたい
Finally, This time, my innermost heart has become completely pure. tōdo kono tabi mune no uchi 十ド このたびむねのうち
How grateful I am! sumikiri mashita ga arigatai すみきりましたがありがたい

Notes

The official English translation of Song Four can be found in the following publications: