National Anthems of Pakistan and New Zealand

The National Anthem of Pakistan

(Translation)


Blessed be the sacred land

Happy be the bounteous realm,

Symbol of high resolve, Land of Pakistan,

Blessed be thou citadel of faith,

The Order of this Sacred Land

Is the might of the brotherhood of the people.

May the nation, the country, and the state

Shine in glory everlasting.

Blessed be the goal of our ambition.

This flag of the Crescent and the Star

Leads the way to progress and perfection,

Interpreter of our past, glory of our present,

Inspiration of our future,

Symbol of Almighty’s protection.

 



  God Defend New Zealand

The National Anthem of New Zealand

  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 of Thee increase,

    May thy blessings never cease,

    Give us plenty, give us peace,

    God defend our free land.

    From dishonor and from shame

    Guard our country’s spotless name,

    Crown her with immortal fame,

    God defend new Zealand.

  5. May our mountains ever be

Freedom’s ramparts on the sea,

Make us faithful unto thee,

God defend our land.

Guide her in the nation’s van,

Preaching love and true to man,

Working out thy glorious plan.

God defend New Zealand.