The Reverend Lorenzo Lyons, aka Makua Laiana, 1807-1886
Music: James McGranahan
beloved and honored
Hawaiian song is presented with word-for-word literal
well as with phonetic aids to help with the
pronunciation of its Hawaiian lyrics. More verses can be
Hawai`i e ku`u one hânau ê
[eh hah vai'
ee-(y)eh koo' oo-(w)oh' neh HAH nau'-(w)eh]
Hawai`i my birth sands
home kulaiwi nei
[koo' oo hoh'
meh koo lah-(y)ee vee nei]
My beloved native home
nô au i nâ pono lani ou
NOH-(w)au-(y)ee NAH poh' noh lah' nee-(y)ou]
Joyful indeed am I in your heavenly
Hawai`i Aloha ê
[eh hah vai'
ee-(y)ah loh' hah-(Y)EH]
hau`oli e nâ `ôpio o Hawai`i nei
[eh hau oh' lee-(y)eh
NAH OH pee-(Y)OH' hah vah ee nei]
Happy the youth of beloved Hawai`i
ê! `Oli ê!
nâ aheahe makani e pâ mai nei
heh-(y)ah heh mah kah' nee-(y)eh PAH mai nei]
Come the gentle wind that blow here
ke Aloha nô Hawai`i
[mau keh-(y)ah loh'
hah NOH hah vai' ee]
Forever the Aloha for Hawai`i
of the most beloved songs written by The Reverend Lorenzo Lyons,
1807-1886, also known as Makua Laiana, was taken from an old
hymn, "I Left It All With Jesus," composed by James
McGranahan (1840-1907). A local classic, it is sung together as
a closing song with the holding of hands with those adjacent,
swaying with the music, and raising the grasped hands upward at
the conclusion of the song.
The music of this song is from the Scots hymn
"I Left It All With Jesus," written in the 1840s by
James McGranahan. Kamehameha IV took an instant liking to the
hymn, and he
Lyons rewrite the words to 'Hawaii Aloha' and placed in a
Hawaiian hymnal. ~ Source
- G C G
- E Hawai`i e ku`u one hânau e
- Ku`u home kulaîwi nei
G (C) G7
- `Oli nô au i nâ pono lani
- E Hawai`i, aloha e
- E hau`oli nâ `ôpio o Hawai`i nei
- `Oli e! `Oli e!
G (C) G7
- Mai nâ aheahe makani e pâ mai nei
- Mau ke aloha, no Hawai`i
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Source of translations: Pukui,
Mary Kawena & Elbert, Samuel, HAWAIIAN DICTIONARY, 1986.
Hawaiian Language: http://hawaiianlanguage.com
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