Those that live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy. Psalms 65: 8
Ka wehi anō ki aū tohu te hunga e noho ana i ngā pito rawa;
hari ana i a koe ngā pūtake o te ata, o te ahiahi. Ngā Waiata 65: 8
E te Atua o te ihi o te mana o te wehi. Karangatia e koe te katoa ki te tuku whakawhetai me te whakamoemiti.
Our God of inspiration who calls us to worship, we give you thanks and praise.
For those whose dreams of justice, freedom, truth and equality inspire us and our nation.
For those whose sacrifice and courage in the field in time of danger and indifference we give you thanks for them.
For all who firmly resists wrong without bitterness hatred or vengeance.
For all who seek to uphold truth, peace and justice, we give you thanks and praise.
For all whose deeds of love, mercy and kindness that motivate us and give us hope.
For all the innocence, creativity and energy of the youth and children, and the hope they bring we give you thanks and praise.
Kei roto i te ingoa o Ihu Karaiti,
Prayer written by David Moko, Kaihautu – Manatū Iriiri Māori