Friday, 9 March 2007

9 March 2007 - Family Integrity #188 -- NZ National Anthem

9 March 2007 - Family Integrity #188 -- NZ National Anthem


We are having such a blessed time singing the New Zealand National Anthem after every meal this month. We enjoy Family Worship after every meal. During that time we read the Bible, sing a few Psalms or Hymns, Pray, review Scripture, sometimes read a doctrinal book. Each month we take a Psalm or Hymn and sing it each time during Family Worship so that we should have it thoroughly memorised by the end of the month. Last month it was Psalm 51, a marvellous Psalm of repentence, and this month Genevieve was creative and found us the 5 verses of the National Anthem. As we sing this we are in prayer for the Nation of New Zealand. This is a great month to be singing it three times a day with Section 59 coming before Parliament again. We wanted to share this with others and thought that more people might like to sing this during this month as well. The words are below.

Craig and Barbara Smith
4 Tawa Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Phone: (06) 357-4399 or (06) 354-7699
Fax: (06) 357-4389

if Section59 is repealed - or replaced...

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

Men of ev'ry 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.

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.

Let our love for Thee increase,
May Thy blessings never cease,
Give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our Free Land.
From dishonour and from shame
Guard our country's spotless name
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.

May our mountains ever be
Freedom's ramparts on the sea,
Make us faithful unto Thee,
God defend our Free Land.
Guide her in the nations' van,
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy Glorious plan
God defend New Zealand

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