New Zealander National Anthem Sheet Music

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The National Anthem Sheet Music for New Zealand

“God Defend New Zealand” was officially embraced as the national anthem of New Zealand in the year of 1977.

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Playing National Anthem Sheet Music for New Zealand on Piano

By making minor changes when playing the “God Defend New Zealand” on piano, you will notice big deviations in the quality of your performance.

  • Keep an excellent posture. One of the very best method to make sure to keep an excellent posture is to hang a mirror above your piano so you can observe yourself.
  • Relax, stretch, and warm-up hand and foot muscles every time you play the piano. The idea is not simply to unwind physically, but also to open your ears to the reverb and drifting tone of every note from the New Zealander national anthem sheet music.
  • Arch the palms – This will help you touch the keys not with whole finger pulps but just with fingertips on the keyboard.
  • To attain self-reliance in between the hands, practice the melodic and accompaniment aspects from the sheet music for New Zealander national anthem, individually.
  • To play every single note that you play from the New Zealand national anthem sheet music to signify something, you will need to direct your attention on distinctions in touch and attack.

New Zealander National Anthem Lyrics in English

1. 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.

2. Men of every 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. May our mountains ever be
Freedoms 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.

New Zealand National Anthem Lyrics in Māori

New Zealand National Anthem Lyrics in Māori


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

2. Ōna mano tāngata
Kiri whero, kiri mā,
Iwi Māori Pākehā,
Rūpeke katoa,
Nei ka tono ko ngā hē
Māu e whakaahu kē,
Kia ora mārire
Aotearoa

3. Tōna mana kia tū!
Tōna kaha kia ū;
Tōna rongo hei pakū
Ki te ao katoa
Aua rawa ngā whawhai
Ngā tutū a tata mai;
Kia tupu nui ai
Aotearoa

4. Waiho tona takiwā
Ko te ao mārama;
Kia whiti tōna rā
Taiāwhio noa.
Ko te hae me te ngangau
Meinga kia kore kau;
Waiho i te rongo mau
Aotearoa

5. Tōna pai me toitū
Tika rawa, pono pū;
Tōna noho, tana tū;
Iwi nō Ihowā.
Kaua mōna whakamā;
Kia hau te ingoa;
Kia tū hei tauira;
Aotearoa

New Zealander National Anthem Sheet Music

How to Memorise New Zealander National Anthem Sheet Music?

The more records you figure out– the simpler for you to discover them. Sight-read a new tune everyday (I publish every other day!) to develop memory.

Among the very best method to memorize “God Defend New Zealand” music sheet is to comprehend the musical structure in New Zealander national anthem music sheet – where song parts start and end, which chord development is utilized.

One other method to keep in mind well is to read the music score from the New Zealander national anthem music sheet in bed in the evening and analyse how repeatings vary.

It is extremely essential to memorize as you play the notes from the New Zealander national anthem music sheet: from the very beginning read one-two bars and play them from memory. Attempt to avoid taking a look at the “God Defend New Zealand” music sheet as long as you can when rehearsing the music piece.

Sing the melody from New Zealander national anthem music sheet or merely hum out loud when playing.