What are the lyrics to New Zealand’s national anthem, ‘God Defend New Zealand’?

Written in the 1870s, God Defend New Zealand was finally recognised as the country's national anthem in 1977. Here are both the English and Māori lyrics

What are the lyrics to New Zealand's national anthem, 'God Defend New Zealand'?
Technically New Zealand has two national anthems – God Defend New Zealand and God Save The Queen, however God Defend New Zealand is most commonly used. 
The poem God Defend New Zealand was written by Thomas Bracken in the 1870s. In 1976 a competition was then held to set the text to music, with a first prize of 10 guineas. This was won by songwriter John Joseph Woods, who composed the tune in one sitting.  Just over a century later, in 1977 God Defend New Zealand was recognised as the country’s second national anthem. When it is performed in public today the first verse is sung twice, once in Māori and once in English.

What are the lyrics to ‘God Defend New Zealand‘?

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
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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
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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.
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Let our love for Thee increase,
May Thy blessings never cease,
Give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our free land.
From dishonour and from shame,
Guard our country’s spotless name,
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.
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May our mountains ever be
Freedom’s ramparts on the sea,
Make us faithful unto Thee,
God defend our free land.
Guide her in the nations’ van,
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy glorious plan,
God defend New Zealand.

What are the Māori lyrics to God Defend New Zealand?

E Ihowā Atua,
O ngā iwi mātou rā
Āta whakarangona;
Me aroha noa
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau tō atawhai;
Manaakitia mai
Aotearoa
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Ōna mano tāngata
Kiri whero, kiri mā,
Iwi Māori, Pākehā,
Rūpeke katoa,
Nei ka tono ko ngā hē
Māu e whakaahu kē,
Kia ora mārire
Aotearoa
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Tōna mana kia tū!
Tōna kaha kia ū;
Tōna rongo hei pakū
Ki te ao katoa
Aua rawa ngā whawhai
Ngā tutū e tata mai;
Kia tupu nui ai
Aotearoa
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Waiho tona takiwā
Ko te ao mārama;
Kia whiti tōna rā
Taiāwhio noa.
Ko te hae me te ngangau
Meinga kia kore kau;
Waiho i te rongo mau
Aotearoa
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Tōna pai me toitū
Tika rawa, pono pū;
Tōna noho, tāna tū;
Iwi nō Ihowā.
Kaua mōna whakamā;
Kia hau te ingoa;
Kia tū hei tauira;
Aotearoa
Find more lyrics to the different national anthems here
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