AIA! KE ULA KE AO O ZIONA

Author: Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Translator: Laiana (Lorenzo Lyons), 1807-1886

Lorenzo Lyons also known as Makua Laiana, missionary to Hawaii. Dianne Shapiro  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Aia! ke ula ke ao o Ziona
Title: AIA! KE ULA KE AO O ZIONA
English Title: Hail to the Brightness
Author: Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872
Translator: Laiana (Lorenzo Lyons), 1807-1886
Language: Hawaiian
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

Tune

WESLEY (Mason)

Lowell Mason (b. Medfield, MA, 1792; d. Orange, NJ, 1872) composed WESLEY for Thomas Hastings's (PHH 538) "Hail to the Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning," and the two were published together in Spiritual Songs for Social Worship (1833). The tune name honors the founders of Methodism, John and Charle…

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Leo Hoonani Hou #135
Na Himeni Haipule Hawaii #182
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