A mele composed by William A. Kiha for La Kuokoa, 1876.

HE HIMENI NO KA LA KUOKOA.

[This is a song that will be sung by the school children at the church of Kaumakapili on that day that our Independence was recognized.]

La hauoli keia no kakou a pau,
La Kuokoa—e
Kou Hae nani e Hawaii Ponoi,
E mau aku kou welo ana i na kau a pau loa.

Cho.—Hae nani, Hae nani o Hawaii nei,
E mau aku kou welo ana.
Ma na la nui, la Kuokoa,
Huro no ka Hae Hawaii.

E hoomaikai nui loa ia hoi,
Iehova Sabaota.
No kona lokomaikai ana mai,
I keia la Kuokoa no kakou a pau loa.

Cho.—Hae nani, hae nani, &c.

Ko kakou nei Moi Kalakaua—e
E ola mau loa.
Ma ke aloha o ke Akua mana loa,
E onipaa kona aupuni me kona Hae Kalaunu.

Cho.—Hae nani, hae nani, &c.

Na’lii hoi me na makaainana pu,
E hauoli—e.
I kou la i Kuokoa mai ai hoi,
Mai na mana nui o Europa mai.

Cho.—Hae nani, hae nani, &c.

W. A. Kiha.

[A SONG FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY.

This is a joyous day for us all,
La Kuokoa
You glorious Flag o Hawaii’s Own,
May you wave for all times, during all eras.

Cho.—Glorious Flag, glorious Flag, of Hawaii nei,
May you wave forever.
On great days, La Kuokoa,
Hurrah for the Hawaiian Flag.

Give great praise,
To Jehovah Sabaoth.
For his graciousness,
On this La Kuokoa for us all.

Cho.—Glorious flag, glorious Flag, etc.

Our King Kalakaua
Long live He.
With aloha of the almighty God,
May his nation and royal standard be steadfast.

Cho.—Glorious flag, glorious Flag, etc.

O Alii and makaainana as well,
Rejoice.
On the Day you gained Independence,
From the great powers of Europe.

Cho.—Glorious flag, glorious Flag, etc.]

[William A. Kiha  taught English at an independent school held in Kaumakapili Church, and he was known as a composer of mele. He also is the author of the book about Revelations, “Na Wehewehe o ka Buke Hoikeana: Ke Ki Nana e Uwehe i ka Nani Pohihihi o ka Baibala (1889).]

(Lahui Hawaii, 11/16/1876, p. 1)

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 47, Aoao 1. Novemaba 16, 1876.

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