Te Atua Mou E

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Te Atua mou e
English: God is Truth
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National anthem of  Cook Islands
Lyrics Pa Tepaeru Terito Ariki Lady Davis
Music Sir Tom Davis
Adopted 1982

"Te Atua mou e" ("God is Truth") is the national anthem of the Cook Islands. It was adopted in 1982, replacing the previous New Zealand anthem "God Defend New Zealand".

The music is by Sir Tom Davis, then Prime Minister of the Cook Islands. The words are by his wife, Pa Tepaeru Terito Ariki Lady Davis.


Te Atua mou e
Ko koe rai te pu
O te pā 'enua e
'Akarongo mai
I to mātou nei reo
Te kapiki atu nei
Paruru mai
Ia mātou nei
'Omai te korona mou
Kia ngateitei
Kia vai rai te aro'a
O te pā 'enua e

To God Almighty
Ruler of the isles of the sea
Hearken our call
Protect us
Crown us with liberty
May peace and love reign supreme
throughout the land.[1]

God of truth,
you are the ruler
of our country.
Please listen
to our voices
as we call to you,
protect and guide us
and give us your crown of truth
so we can be successful
and so that love and peace will rule forever
over our beloved country.


  1. ^ National anthem, Government of the Cook Islands

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