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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

EKOLU MEA NUI (Three Greatest Things)

Ekolu mea nui ma ka honua

Author: Robert Nawahine
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ekolu me nui maka honua,
O kamana'oi'o, kamana'olana,
a me kealoha. Kealoha kai oi a'e,
Pomaika'i na mea apau,
pomaika'i na mea apau.

2 E na makua, na keiki,
Na mamo a luda me Epelaima.
E pa'a kamana'o i ka pono i oi ae.
Pomaika'i na mea apau,
pomaika'i na mea apau.

(This translation is not intended to be sung:)
1 Three important things in the world,
faith, hope, and aloha, aloha is the best,
and everything is blessed,
and everything is blessed.

2 O parents, children, descendants of Judah and Ephraim,
think always that righteousness is best,
and everything is blessed,
and everything is blessed.

Source: The New Century Hymnal #496

Author: Robert Nawahine

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Text Information

First Line: Ekolu mea nui ma ka honua
Title: EKOLU MEA NUI (Three Greatest Things)
Author: Robert Nawahine
Meter: Irregular
Language: Hawaiian
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The New Century Hymnal #496

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