A mele by Liliuokalani, 1896.

Ke Aloha Aina.

He lei he aloha keia la,
No kuu one hanau,
Kona mau kualono uliuli,
Na lau nahele kupaoa.

Hui—Puili mai a paa iloko,
Ke aloha i ka aina,
Haliu i ka Mea Mana,
A e ola no ka lahui.

He aloha la he aloha,
No kuu lahui oiwi,
I hookahi puuwai,
Kupaa me ka lokahi.

He aloha la he aloha,
Ka makani o ka aina,
I ka pa kolonahe mai,
A ka makani la he Moae.

E alu ka pule i ka Haku,
Me ka naau haahaa,
E noi me ka walohia,
E maliu mai no Ia.

Na ke Aliiaimoku.

[Patriotism.

A song of adornment, a song of love,
For my homeland,
Her verdant mountainsides,
The fragrant forest foliage.

Chorus—Embraced and held tightly within,
Love for this land,
Look towards the Almighty,
And the lahui shall live.

A song of love, a song of love,
For my native people,
Of one heart,
Steadfast in unity.

A song of love, a song of love,
The wind of the land,
Blowing gently
The wind, the Moae.

Pray as one to the Lord,
With humble hearts,
Beseech with reverence,
He shall pay heed.

By the Ruling Alii]

[Sometimes just doing a search using terms like “Liliuokalani,” “Liliu,” “Liliuonamoku,” “Liliuonalani,” “Moiwahine,” &c., will not bring up all there is to find…

It would be very useful if there perhaps was a central place where people could add their finds to various topics, like in this case, mele by Liliuokalani.]

(Makaainana, 10/5/1896, p. 1)

Ke Aloha Aina.

Ka Makaainana, Buke VI—-Ano Hou, Helu 14, Aoao 1. Okatoba 5, 1896.

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