Far from Iona's rocky shore
At Oswald's call St Aidan sailed,
To found upon the Holy Isle
His Church of Lindisfarne.
Then Cuthbert followed in his wake
to spread the Gospels far and wide;
And Lindisfarne became the seat
Of learning, love and light.
Now far across the mighty seas,
Far from old Durham's cloistered walls
There stands another Lindisfarne
In Hawke's Bay's sunny clime.
The Aidan and the Cuthbert Cross
Now stand united in our crest,
Surmounted by the severed head
Of Oswald, king and saint.
May we, O Lord, in years to come,
As did the saints of Lindisfarne,
By striving ever in Thy Name,
Find Highways in the Heart.