This is a selection of hymns, provided as a learning resource for staff of Te Puni Kōkiri. It is intended to support staff efforts to incorporate te reo Māori me ōna tikanga into their daily working life.

He Hōnore

He hōnore, he korōria
Maungārongo ki te whenua
Whakaaro pai e
Ki ngā tāngata katoa
Ake ake, ake ake
Āmine
Te Atua, te piringa,
Toku oranga

Honour and Glory to God
Honour, glory and
peace to the land
May good thoughts come
to all men
for ever and ever, for ever and ever.
Amen
The Lord is the refuge
and my life

 

Whakaaria Mai

Whakaaria mai
Tōu rīpeka ki au
Tiaho mai
Rā roto i te pō
Hei kona au
Titiro atu ai.
Ora, mate,
Hei au koe noho ai

 

Show
your cross to me
Let it shine
there in the darkness
To there I
will be looking
In life, in death
let me rest in thee.

How Great Thou Art

Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed
Then sings my soul my saviour God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul my saviour God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art.

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