God Bless Australia - Australian National Anthem Candidate

God Bless Australia was written in 1961 as another option for the Australian National Anthem. It is sung to the same tune as Waltzing Matilda.

God Bless Australia

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

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.