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ANZAC Day service at the National War Memorial Flickr NZ Defence Force

ANZAC Day service at the National War Memorial Wellington.

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

SONG: FOR ALL THE SAINTS

Artist: CBSO Chorus
Words/Music : How/Vaughan Williams
Recording: Conifer 500521

For all the saints, who from their labors rest;
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou wast their rock, their fortress and their might;
thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;
thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Oh, may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
and win, with them, the victor's crown of gold.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
and hearts are brave, again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

The golden evening brightens in the west;
soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest;
sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;
the saints triumphant rise in bright array;
the King of glory passes on his way.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

SONG: PEACE BE WITH YOU

Artist: Viva Voce
Words/Music: Murray/Brinson
Recording: NZ Hymnbook Trust 941300

“Peace be with you,” says the risen Christ,
peace be with us as we hold the word,
peace determine us, peace affirm in us
ways to honour what our hearts have heard.

Peace be with us in the day-to-day,
peace connecting all our dreams and drives,
peace that patient thing, peace that draws the sting,
potent healer of our broken lives.

Peace be with us in the hour of death,
peace in darkness on the way of trust,
peace in letting go all we have or know,
peace the presence of the living Christ.

SONG: O GOD OUR HELP

Artist: Band of the Royal Regiment of the New Zealand Artillery
Words/Music: Watts/Croft.
Recording: Manu 731286

(Instrumental Version)

Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home:

Beneath the shadow of thy throne
thy saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received its frame,
from everlasting thou art God,
to endless years the same.

SONG: TAMA NGĀKAU MĀRIE

Artist: Hatea Kapa Haka Group, Whanganui
Words/Music: Trad
Recording: TVNZ 398274

Tama ngākau mārie
Tama a te Atua
Tēnei tonu mātou
Arohaina mai

Murua rā ngā hara
Wetekina mai
Ēnei here kino
Whakararu nei.

Tēnei arahina
A tutuki noa
Puta i te pōuri
Whiwhi hari nui.

Tama ngākau mārie
Tama a te Atua
Tēnei tonu mātou
Arohaina mai

Amine


Son of peace
Son of God
here we are always.
Show us compassion.

Wipe away our sins,
and unshackle
these evil ties
that are so troublesome.

This is where we wish to be led
to a good end,
overcoming darkness
and attaining paradise.

Son of peace
Son of God
here we are always.
Show us compassion.

Amen

SONG: HONOUR THE DEAD

Artist: Viva Voce
Words/Music: Murray/Gibson
Recording: NZ Hymnbook Trust 941 300

Honour the dead, our country's fighting brave,
honour our children left in foreign grave,
where poppies blow and sorrow seeds her flowers,
honour the crosses marked forever ours.

Weep for the places ravaged by our blood,
weep for the young bones buried in the mud,
weep for the powers of violence and greed,
weep for the deals done in the name of need.

Honour the brave whose conscience was their call,
answered no bugle, went against the wall,
suffered in prisons of contempt and shame,
branded as cowards, in our country's name.

Weep for the waste of all that might have been,
weep for the cost that war has made obscene,
weep for the homes that ache with human pain,
weep that we ever sanction war again.

Honour the dream for which our nation bled,
held now in trust to justify the dead,
honour their vision on this solemn day:
peace known in freedom, peace the only way.

SONG: ETERNAL FATHER STRONG TO SAVE

Artist: Choir of the Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich
Words/Music: Whiting/Dykes
Recording: Abbey 280826

Eternal father, strong to save,
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to thee,
For those in peril on the sea.

O Saviour, whose almighty word
The wind and waves submissive heard,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amid its rage did sleep:
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O sacred Spirit, who did brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
who badst its angry tumult cease,
and gave us light, and life, and peace:
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go:
And evermore shall rise to thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

SONG: MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE

Artist: Choir of Westminster Abbey
Composer: Anon/Temple
Label: Griffin 224018

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there is doubt true faith in you.

Oh, master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is despair in life let me bring hope
Where there is darkness only light
And where there's sadness ever joy

Oh, master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all man that we receive
In dying that we are born to eternal life.

Oh, master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there is doubt true faith in you.

SONG: LUX AETERNA

Artist: Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Words/Music: Trad/Elgar
CD Label: Avie AV 0039

Lux æterna luceat eis, Domine,
cum sanctis tuis in æternum,
quia pius es.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine;
et lux perpetua luceat eis ;
cum Sanctis tuis in æternum,
quia pius es.

May everlasting light shine upon them, O Lord,
with your Saints forever,
for you are kind.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and may everlasting light shine upon them.
with your Saints forever,
for you are merciful.