Hawaiian National Anthem, 1866.

Mele Lahui Hawaii.
(The Hawaiian National Anthem.)

1

Ka Makua Mana Loa,
Maliu mai ia makou,
E haliu aku nei,
Me ka naau haahaa;
E mau ka maluhia,
O nei Pae Aina,
Mai Hawaii a Niihau,
Malalo o kou malu.

Cho.—E mau ka Ea o ka Aina,
Ma kou pono mau,
A ma kou mana nui,
E ola, e ola ka Moi.

2

E ka Haku malama mai,
I ko makou nei Moi,
E mau kona noho ana,
Maluna o ka Noho Alii;
Haawi mai i ke aloha,
Maloko o kona naau;
A ma kou ahonui,
E ola, e ola ka Moi.

Cho.—E mau ka Ea o ka Aina, &c.

3

Malalo o kou aloha nui,
Na ‘Lii o ke Aupuni,
Me na Makaainana,
Ka lehulehu no a pau;
Kiai mai ia lakou,
Me ke aloha, ahonui;
E ola no makou,
I kou mana mau.

Cho.—E mau ka Ea o ka Aina, &c.

The Hawaiian National Anthem.

1

Almighty Father,
Heed us,
Who turn to you,
With humble hearts;
Let there forever be peace,
In these Islands,
From Hawaii to Niihau,
Under your protection;

Cho.—Let the Sovereignty of this Land be for always,
By your never ending righteousness,
And by your great power,
Long live, long live the King.

2

O Lord, protect,
Our King,
Let his rule continue,
Upon the Throne;
Bestow him aloha,
Within his heart;
And by your grace
Long live, long live the King.

Cho.—Let the Sovereignty of this Land be for always, &c.

3

Under your great love,
Are the Alii of the Nation,
And the Makaainana,
All the people;
Do watch over them,
With aloha and magnanimity,
Let us live,
By your eternal power.

Cho.—Let the Sovereignty of this Land be for always, &c.

(Kuokoa, 11/24/1866, p. 2)

Mele Lahui Hawaii.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 47, Aoao 2. Novemaba 24, 1866.

1 thought on “Hawaiian National Anthem, 1866.

  1. If you aren’t familiar with the tune, here is a rendition on YouTube, uploaded by rucciaamodt, a clip from the Festival of Hawaiian Choral Music hosted by Kawaiolanapukanileo at Washington Place. I was particularly moved by this video because of the people who stand in the beginning. http://youtu.be/_bNXy3V4uXo

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