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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sons of Gallipoli

This song by NZ singer/songwriter Chris Skinner is a beautiful way to reflect on ANZAC Day and our NZ national anthem. This version is sung by Chris himself with the Auckland Boys' Choir. Seeing these beautiful children sing so innocently brought tears to my eyes.

Chris Skinner

We sang —God of Nations at thy feet—
As we stood on that sacred shore
With a heartfelt pride
Somewhere deep inside
For the sons of Gallipoli

We sang —E Ihowa Atua—
From the place they call Anzac Cove
We gazed out to sea
Where our home would be
For the sons of Gallipoli

How still you lie
And how still you die on other hillsides.

We sang —hear our voices we entreat—
As the wind blew from off the sea
With a tearful sigh and the question why
For the sons of Gallipoli

We sang —God defend our free land—
And for all whose lives are torn
With one voice implore
No more talk of war
For the sons of Gallipoli