Daniel's Song (in Maori)

Daniel Sowerby
Daniel is from New Zealand, wrote his African-style praise song in Maori,
his native language; and delighted HUM 211 by performing his song in class
 on 28 Sept. 2004.   Bless you, Daniel!  ~ Cora.

[Maori Call:]

[English Translation:]

Raniera, Ngatoko

Daniel, the poles of which we circle

Whanau nga ma koru

Born of the white ferns

N Aotearoa

from the Land of the Long White Cloud

Ki runga o te mauriora

upon the breath

nga Hau e wh, Te Wairua

of the Four Winds' spirits

Ki raro i nga ringaringa

Passed down to the hands

o Tan Mahuta, Te Atua

of the guardian of the forests, Tan

      [Refrain:]

       [Refrain:]

     E kitenga moenga

      To dream

      Ki raro te Taurangamoana

       under the sleeping waters

     E kitenga moenga

      To dream

      Ki raro te Taurangamoana

       under the sleeping waters

Hoki matakitakitia e te ao
     Marama

Watched by the silent
       moon

Kei roto i te paraikete nga whetu

in the blanket of the stars,

nga roimata

the tears . . .

     [Refrain:]

 

    O Ranginui-i-te-po

 . . . of the great Sky-Father

    O Ranginui-i-te-po

 . . . of the great Sky-Father

     [Refrain:]

 

    E kitenga moenga

       To dream

     Ki raro te Taurangamoana

       under the sleeping waters

2004, Daniel Sowerby
See also: http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/studentpraisef04.htm

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