God of Nations at Thy feet
|Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war
Make her praises heard afar
God defend New Zealand
Anthem MIDI FIle
"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.
"God Defend New Zealand" has five verses, each in English and translated into Mﾄ｛ri. Commonly, only the first verse is sung, in English and/or in Mﾄ｛ri, followed by the same verse in the other language. During sports events, it is always sung Mﾄ｛ri first and English second (photo: Wellington-from top of Mt. Victoria /source: Wikipedia).