Son of God, Whose Heart Is Peace (Tama ngakau marie)

Representative Text

1 Tama ngakau marie, Tama a t'Atua,
tenei tonu matou, arohaina mai.

2 Murua ra nga hara: Wetekina mai
enei here kino, whakararu nei.

3 Takahia ki raro, tau e kino ai;
kei pa kaha tonu, ko nga mahi he.

4 Homai he aroha, mou i mate nei.
Tenei ra, e lhu, takin ai koe.

5 Tenei arahina, a tutuki noa:
puta i te pouri, whiwhi hari nui.

6 Tama ngakau marie, Tama a t'Atua,
tenei tonu matou, arohaina mai.


[ENGLISH translation not for singing]
1 Son of a peaceful heart, Son of God,
here we are, love us.

2 Take away our sins. Undo
these evil ties which bind us.

3 Trample under foot whatever is evil
lest the power remain of the evil deeds.

4 Give us love for you who died.
This day, Jesus, you lead us.

5 This is the pathway to the end through
the darkness to receive great joy.

6 Son of a peaceful heart, Son of God,
here we are, love us.

Source: Alleluia Aotearoa: Hymns and Songs for All Churches #128

Paraphraser (English): Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymn… Go to person page >



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