Restoration Anthem, 1843.

The following hymn was sung by various circles on the day of the Restoration; as well as after the Temperance Picnic, given by His Majesty, to Foreign Residents and Naval Officers, (English and American,) at his Country Residence in Nuuanu Valley, August 3d.

RESTORATION ANTHEM.

Tune, ‘God Save the King.’

Hail! to our rightful King!
We joyful honors bring
This day to thee!
Long live your Majesty!
Long reign this dynasty!
And for posterity
The sceptre be!

Hail! to the worthy name!
Worthy his Country’s Fame
Thomas, the brave!
Long shall they virtues be,
Shrined in our memory
Who came to set us free,
Quick oe’r the wave!

Hail! to our Heavenly King!
To Thee our Thanks we bring,
Worthy of all;
Loud we thine honors raise!
Loud is our song of praise!
Smile on our future days,
Sovereign of all!

July 31, 1843.  Edwin O. Hall.

[This post may be just a little early this year, but it is good to not just remember momentous events like Ka La Hoihoi Ea just one day of the year. Last year, the Hawaiian Historical Society put up handwritten lyrics of this mele on their Facebook page on the 27th of July. Here we find it in print, just a few days following its being penned by Edwin O. Hall!]

(Temperance Advocate and Seamen’s Friend, 8/11/1843, p. 42)

RESTORATION ANTHEM.

Temperance Advocate and Seamen’s Friend, Volume I, Number VIII, Page 42. August 11, 1843.

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English Song for the Restoration of the Kingdom, 1893.

[The Hawaiian Historical Society, on their Facebook page, posted this awesome image of the English lyrics of the “Restoration Anthem,” which it seems was sung at the luau given by Kamehameha III at Luakaha!]

Restoration Anthem.

Tune. God save the King

Hail! to our rightful king!
We joyful honor bring,
This day to thee!
Long live your Majesty!
Long reign thou dynasty!
And for posterity,
The sceptre be

Hail! to the worthy name!
Worthy his country’s fame!
Thomas, the brave!
Long shall they virtues be,
Shrined in our memory
Who came to set us free
Quick oe’r the wave!

Hail! to our Heavenly King!
To thee our thanks we bring,
Worthy of all.
Loud, we thine honors raise!
Loud, is our song of praise!
Smile on our future days,
Sovereign of all.

July 31, 1843

Sung at the great cold water luau given by H.H.M. Kamehameha III, in Nuuanu to several thousands of natives and all the Foreigners including the officers of 4 ships of war. For which Admiral Thomas thanked the ladies and gent who did him the honor.

[unclear phrase]  August 20, 1843