Chapel of Tārore Songs Volume 1

by Ngatiawa River Monastery

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released March 19, 2013

Songs by members of Ngatiawa River Monastery except 'Hehu' by Hannah Rainforth.



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Ngatiawa River Monastery Reikorangi, New Zealand

Ngatiawa River Monastery is a contemporary monastery at the foot of the Tararua Range in Reikorangi, Aotearoa New Zealand. These songs are some of the songs we sing as part of our daily prayers.

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Track Name: Te Kaiwhakaora
Ihu, ko koe te tuakana
Ihu, ko koe te kaiwhakaora
Kai ana mātou i tōu tinana, whakaora
Inu ana mātou i tōu toto, horoia.

[Jesus our brother, Jesus our saviour. As we take, eat your body, restore us. As we drink (from the cup) your blood, cleanse us.]
Track Name: Given For You
This is my body given for you remember me
This is my blood of forgiveness remember me
Track Name: Hehu
Hehu, nei rā mātou. Hehu, ōu tamariki.
Hehu, nei ra mātou, Hehu, te kaiwhakaora e, whakatau mai rā.
[Jesus, here we are. Jesus, we are your children. Jesus, here we are. Jesus, our saviour, come to us.]
Track Name: Jesus Son of God
Jesus, Son of God,
You wash Your disciples feet.
Jesus, Son of God,
You make friends with the lowly.
Jesus, Son of God,
You say let the children come.
Track Name: Kia Aroha
Kia aroha ki o koutou hoa whawhai,
Mahia te pai ki a ratou.
[Luke 7:35 'Love your enemies. Do good to them.']
Track Name: God You are the Mountain
God you are the mountain rising above
Jesus you are the mighty kahikatea tree
Spirit you are the river running through this land
Track Name: Thanks God for Hands
Thanks God for hands to dig the soil
Thanks God for legs to share the load
Thanks God for eyes to see the stranger
Thanks God for hearts to welcome them home.
Track Name: On the Dusty Soil
Put off your holy mantle
and come down on the dusty soil
God is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground
God is with us in sun and shower

Words inspired by Rabindranath Tagore's 'Gitanjali'
Track Name: I Thank You God
I thank You God for this most amazing day
I who have died am alive again today
For the leaping green trees and a blue dream of sky
I who have died am alive again today
For everything natural, and infinite and hey!
[Inspired by E. E. Cummings' ' i thank you god for most this amazing day']
Track Name: Pō Mārie
Pō Mārie
See the night sky shimmer
Pō Mārie
God hold us in your ebony arms
Pō Mārie
See the night sky shimmer
Pō Mārie
And breath in us a deep slumber

[Pō Mārie - good night, or literally 'night peace']