New Zealand National Anthem Lyrics

The New Zealand national anthem, “God Defend New Zealand,” is a symbol of national pride and unity. Below are the original lyrics in both Māori and English.

Additional Information

  • Anthem Name: God Defend New Zealand
  • Written Date: 1876
  • Lyricist: Thomas Bracken
  • Composer: John Joseph Woods
  • Official Adoption Date: 1977

Original Lyrics in Māori

E Ihowā Atua,
O ngā iwi mātou rā
Āta whaka rongona;
Me aroha noa
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau tō atawhai;
Manaakitia mai

English Translation of the Lyrics

Here is the New Zealand national anthem English version. “God Defend New Zealand” reflects the pride and unity of the country. Below is the English translation of the lyrics.

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.

Supporting Links

For a more detailed and original content about the New Zealand national anthem, please visit:
The Significance and Relevance of the New Zealand National Anthem
New Zealand National Anthem History – Wikipedia
These links provide additional details on the lyrics, historical context, and significance of the New Zealand national anthem, “God Defend New Zealand.”

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