God Defend New Zealand

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1 God of nations! At thy feet
In the bonds of love we meet'
Hear our voices we entreat,
God defend our Free land.
Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war;
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand.

2 Men of every creed and race
Gather here before thy face,
Asking thee to bless this place,
God defend our Free land.
From dissension, envy, hate,
And corruption, guard our State,
Make our country good and great,
God defend new Zealand.

3 Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
But should foes assail our coast,
Make us then a mighty host,
God defend our Free land.
Lord of battles, in thy might,
Put our enemies to flight,
Let our cause be just and right,
God defend New Zealand.

4 Let our love for thee increase;
May thy blessings never cease;
Give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our Free land.
From dishonor and from shame,
Help us guard our country's name;
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.


Source: Children's Hymnal #218

Author: Thomas Bracken

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Alleluia Aotearoa #51

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