Waiata – songs

 

Joe Harawira. These waiata / songs can be used during the formal welcome – powhiri – for any event.
Joe Harawira, our conference cultural advisor,  has performed each song below for you to practice.

E Toru nga Mea

E toru nga mea
Nga mea nu nui
E kii ana
Te Paipera
Whakapono
Tumanako
Ko te mea nui
Ko te Aroha

This is an echo song. The leader sings each line and the rest of the group echo the words of the leader.

 

E Toru nga Mea

There are three things
Very important things
As stated
In the bible
Faith
Hope
And the greatest thing,
Love
Te Aroha

Te Aroha
Te whakapono
Me te rangimarie
Tatou tatou e

Te Aroha – Love

Love
Faith
and Peace
be amongst us all.
Ko Tenei te Wa

Ko tenei te wa
Ka waiata au
Ka waiata ki a Ihu

Ko tenei te wa
Ka inoi ahau
Ka inoi ki te Ariki

Waiata arohanui
Waiata arohanui
Waiata arohanui
Ki te Ariki

Ko Tenei te Wa 

Its moments like these
I sing out a song
I sing out a love song to Jesus

Its moments like these
I sing out a prayer
I sing out a prayer to our lord

Singing I love you
Singing I love you
Singing I love you
to our Lord

Ehara

Ehara i te mea
Nō nāianei te aroha
Nō nga tūpuna
Tuku iho, tuku iho

Ehara

Not the thing
of recent times, is love
but by the ancestors it has been
passed down, passed down.

 

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