We can freely come to you -
because you forgive our sins.
A Father who hears and answers our prayers.
Calling us to enjoy a lifelong walk with you,
Thank you for choosing us,
And for bringing us near.
We are amazed at the miracles we see
In response to our prayers.
You are a source of hope
for all the ends of the earth.
Here in New Zealand,
the first to welcome the morning sun,
we are a long way from the place where our Saviour
lived and died for us, but not too far
for your love to reach us.
In the same way that the songs of joy,
birthed in this nation, have circled the globe -
may the spiritual blessings you have poured on us
stir us not only to reach out
to the people groups you have brought here,
but to realise that you have blessed us to be a blessing
to the nations of the earth.