Koko Ni Oide - "Come To Me" is a song I wrote in English and had translated into Japanese. (for English lyrics visit Sendai Music Project YouTube channel)
On March 11, 2011, a 9.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the city where we were living in Japan. A few minutes later a tsunami devastated the coastline and caused a nuclear reactor leak. Thousands of lives were lost and changed forever. Many were without water, electricity and it was difficult to get food. Eventually, we were evacuated. However, a few days later I along with many others volunteered to go back into the disaster area in order to help the victims. While we were handing out food and helping people clean out their homes and businesses, the Lord kept reminding me of Matthew 11:28, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." It was a reminder of the ultimate purpose for us being there; to introduce the Japanese people to the only one who could give them hope and encouragement in a time like that. That situation and those words from Jesus inspired this song. My prayer is that in whatever hardship you may be facing today that you would know that the Lord Jesus loves you and invites you to come to Him for real hope and lasting peace.
Recorded at My Small Studio in Sendai, Japan
Mixed by Mike Butler at LostArk Studios in San Diego, CA
Song by Kevin Qualls © 2019 Sendai Music Project
Japanese Lyrics by Aki Suzuki
Kevin Qualls - guitars, piano, percussion, vocals
Mitchell Qualls - Drums
Makoto Kanamaru - Bass Guitar
Artwork by Mitchell Qualls
THANK YOU: There were many people involved in accomplishing this project.I would truly like to think the Lord Jesus for without Him none of this would even be possible. I would also like to thank my family for their support and encouragement, Aki Suzuki for translating my English lyrics into Japanese, the JBM for their support, Mark & Wendy Hoshizaki for their encouragement and for introducing me to Aki-san, Chan-Sik Bae & Myoung-Seok Bae for writing out the song score in musical notation so that Aki-san could translate the song, Makoto Kanamaru for playing bass on the song, Mitchell Qualls for drum programming and artwork design on both the single cover and YouTube Channel - "You helped me more than you know".
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