National Anthem of New Zealand
God Defend New Zealand is one of the national anthems of New Zealand, together with "God Save the Queen". Although they both have equal status, "God Defend New Zealand" is the anthem that is in common use. Lyrics by Thomas Bracken. Music by John Joseph Woods. 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 Pacifics triple star; From the shafts of strife and war; Make her praises heard afar God defend New Zealand. Maori: E Iho? Atua, O ng? iwi m?tou r?; ?ta whakarongona, Me aroha noa; Kia hua ko te pai Kia tau to ata whai; Manaakitia mai Aotearoa. Performed by the New Zealand Army Band.