As a bringer of Good News, I have been struggling to know what to say in response to the tragic events in the South Island mine. As a Christian I must have something to offer, beyond "come and light a candle."
I can think of nothing that comes near to being right than the hymn sung in the New Zealand parliament yesterday - to the same tune as 'Then sings my soul'.
Here are the simple lyrics, in Te Reo and English
Whakaaria mai Tōu rīpeka ki au Tiaho mai Ra roto i te pō Hei kona au Titiro atu ai. Ora, mate, Hei au koe noho ai
Show your cross to me. Let it shine there in the darkness. To there I will be looking. In life, in death, let me rest in thee.
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