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SBS Middle and Senior Kapahaka

- music and words -  

Te Hokinga Mai
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to read about and hear this historic song, written in 1986 (includes guitar chords).
 Click here to see a very old video of Paki Paki School performing it.
Lyrics to Te Hokinga Mai

Introduction
Tangi a te ruru, 
kei te hokihoki mai e. 
E whaka-whero-whero 
i te putahitanga. 
Nāku nei ra koe
i tuku kia haere.
Tēra puritia iho 
nui rawa te aroha e. 

Verse, sung twice 
Te Hokinga Mai, 
tēna koutou 
Tangi ana te ngākau 
i te aroha 
Tū tonu ra te mana 
te ihi o nga tupuna 
kua wehea atu rā 
Mauria mai te mauri tangata 
hei oranga mo te mōrehu 
tangi mōkai nei 
E rapu ana i te ara tika 
mo tātou katoa. 


Te Hokinga Mai, 
Te Hokinga Mai
 
Tū tangata tonu!


He hōnore, he korōria
Maungārongo ki te whenua
Whakaaro*pai e
Kingā tangata katoa
Ake ake, ake ake
Āmine
Te Atua, te piringa,
Toku oranga

Honour, glory and
peace to the land
May good thoughts 
come
to all men
for ever and ever,
for ever and ever.
Amen.
The Lord 
is the refuge
and my life.     

 

Puumau tonu


Tiaho mai ra te marama

I te poo

Kanapa ana te ngakau

I te poo

Tirama ana nga whetu

I te poo

Maku koe e awhi e

I te poo

Maku koe e awhi e

I te poo

Maku koe e awhi e

I te poo
Note: ‘Poo’ pronounced ‘paw’ (ie. ‘po’ with macron over the o)