Published: Sat Jul 20 13:09:47 EST 2002
Notes: Originally posted 2002
My sincere thanks to Helen Buckle for finding the words to this inspiring
Christian song that we used to sing every day at school during morning
assembly. It made me feel blessed to know God, to sing to Him and ask Him
to bless our nation - and it made me proud to be an Australian.
God Bless you richly and please share this anthem with everyone,
one that I feel should be our national anthem today.
GOD BLESS AUSTRALIA
Jack O'Hagan's answer to the quest for a national anthem - words set
to Waltzing Matilda.
Here in this God given land of ours Australia,
This proud possession, our own piece of earth,
That was built by our fathers, who pioneered our heritage,
Here in Australia, the land of our birth.
God bless Australia, our land Australia,
Home of the Anzac, the strong and the free,
It's our homeland, our own land.
To cherish for eternity,
God bless Australia, the land of the free.
Here in Australia, we treasure love and liberty,
Our way of life all for one, one for all,
We're a peace-loving race, but should danger ever threaten us,
Let the world know, we will answer the call.