Your Country Anthem

Sasha64

New Member
Sorry to be a p.i.t.a but need to do some research for teaching my deaf students here in New Zealand about different Athnem for each countryas in preparation for the Olympics that coming up next month.

Can you guys help me list the names of the songs please it would be a great help also the words or a link of that song too would be great too. THANKS!!

NZ - God defend New Zealand


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.
 

VamPyroX

bloody phreak from hell
Try Google.

Just type in "national anthem" and the name of the country.

For the United States, "national anthem united states".

For Canada, "national anthem canada". ;)
 

Jolie77

New Member
Premium Member
Ahh thanks didnt think of that one duh me im still half asleep.
Heh, That's all right - I hope you're able to find what you've been looking for. Good Luck! It should be fun seeing the kids learning different national anthems of various countries.
 

Sasha64

New Member
Heh, That's all right - I hope you're able to find what you've been looking for. Good Luck! It should be fun seeing the kids learning different national anthems of various countries.
Yeah thanks as I feels it is important for the kids to understand what they are singing when they recieve their golds and the important of the Anthems around the world and what it meant to each countries.
 

Jolie77

New Member
Premium Member
Yeah thanks as I feels it is important for the kids to understand what they are singing when they recieve their golds and the important of the Anthems around the world and what it meant to each countries.
I agree.

The national anthem is for what it represents it's country to it's own. That is something that should be taken in a proud manner or in an issue. :)
 

Matilda

Boxing Kangaroo "Jack"
Premium Member
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.
 

chucky69

New Member
:DTHE SCOTTISH NATIONAL ANTHEM



FLOWER OF SCOTLAND


O Flower of Scotland,
When will we see your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen.
And stood against him,
Proud Edward's army,
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

The hills are bare now,
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now,
Which those so dearly held
That stood against him,
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

Those days are past now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again!
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.

O Flower of Scotland,
When will we see your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen.
And stood against him,
Proud Edward's army,
And sent him homeward
Tae think again.


Sorry- couldn't resist!, lol

:D :D :D


-charles
 

Sasha64

New Member
Thanks to Matlida and Chucky for putting in some anthem so will copy them and take to school ready for the time when we see one of ur people on the stand getting their gold and getting the kids to recite the anthems.

Always thought it was Waltzing Matilda but my bad it advanced australia fair. That how much i really didnt realise.

Same for America i thought it was Star and STripes but not it
Star Bangled Banner Oppsey!! :) Have learnt alot myself searching and reading different anthems.
 

~SG~

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
Another New Zealand Anthem

Māori Version

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


I never knew we had a longer NZ Anthem for English version:


English Version

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 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.

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.
 

Sasha64

New Member
Ahh thanks SG for the Maori version as been looking for it.

Yeah that is the orginal one dated back to 1800s and then they sort of shorten it to the very first verse. Weird to know it was a very long one.
 

Texan Guy

Active Member
Huh, no national anthem for the USA? Okay, I'll post.



Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thru the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out of of their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave'
From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

By Francis Scott Key

The first paragraph, the Americans with gold medals at Beijing will probably sing.
 

~SG~

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
Ahh thanks SG for the Maori version as been looking for it.

Yeah that is the orginal one dated back to 1800s and then they sort of shorten it to the very first verse. Weird to know it was a very long one.
You're welcome Sasha. :)

Here is the longer Maori version:

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

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

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

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

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