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Theia Shares Christmas Single 'Te Kaiwhakaora O Te Ao'

Theia Shares Christmas Single 'Te Kaiwhakaora O Te Ao'

C.C. / Thursday 28th November, 2019 11:33AM

Christchurch-born rising star Theia has gifted listeners a special Christmas waiata to sparkle up the festive season. Of Waikato-Tainui descent, Theia's new song 'Te Kaiwhakaora O Te Ao' is a traditional Christmas hymn sung and composed in Te Reo, offering a stripped back and intimate side to the club-friendly artist, showcasing her powerful vocal skills with flourishes of accompanying guitar. You can catch the 2019 Waiata Māori Music Awards-nominee bringing heat to Aotearoa's festival circuit this summer, performing at Rhythm and Vines, Bay Dreams Warm-up and Soundsplash Timaru. Enjoy a stream of 'Te Kaiwhakaora O Te Ao' and scroll downwards for the song's lyrics, provided in both Te Reo and English.

“I wrote 'Te Kaiwhakaora O Te Ao' as a gift to our people - a traditional Christmas hymn to call our own. A waiata to transcend generations and weave together the past and present... I would love this to be a song that is sung and performed in marae, churches and schools for many years to come.”

Te Kaiwhakaora O Te Ao (lyrics)

Te kaiwhakaora o te ao
(Saviour of the world)
I tukuna e Te Ariki
(Sent by The Lord)
Hariru korōria
(Glorious news)
Kia tau te marie
(Let peace abound)

Tīramarama ngā whetū kei runga
(Stars are shining above)
Auē te mauri o Te Atua
(Oh the life essence of God)

Korōria korōria
(Glory, glory)
Kua whānau mai a Ihu e
(Jesus is born)
Tama tapu, tohu aroha
(Holy son, sign of love)
Mō tātou katoa
(For all of us)
Mō tātou katoa
(For all of us)


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