Te Karakia O Te Atua (the Lord’s Prayer) – Song

te-karakia-o-te-atua-the-lords-prayer (click to download chord chart)

E tō mātou Matua i te rangi

(Our Parent in the heavens)

Kia tapu tou Ingoa

(Sacred is your Name)

Kia tae mai tou.., rangatira-tanga.

(Bring us Your Chiefly rule);

Kia meatia tau e pai ai

(May it happen in the way that is to You, good)

CHORUS

Ki runga ki te whenua, (x3)

(may it happen on earth)

Kia rite ano ki to te rangi.

(In the same way as in the heavens).

Homai ki a mātou aianei

(Give us now)

He taro mā mātou mo tēnei ra.

(The food we need this day).

Murua o mātou hara

(Strip us of our sins);

Me mātou hoki e muru nei

(Give us back what we have lost);

I o te hunga e hara ana ki a mātou.

(So that we, the slaves of sin, may be with you again).

Aua hoki mātou e kawea kia whaka-waia;

(Do not lead us into temptation);

Engari whaka-orangia mātou, i te kino:

(May we be whole, away from things evil);

Nou hoki te rangatira-tanga,

(Through your chiefly position, is)

CHORUS 2

Te kaha, me te kororia, (x3)

(the power and the glory)

Ake, ake, ake, Āmine.

(Forever and ever, Amen)

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