OIAI UA OLA WAU

Author: Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Translator: "Hualalai", 1852-1938

"Hualalai" was the pen name of Ellen (or Ella) Hudson Paris, 1852-1938, daughter of John Davis Paris, a missionary in Hawai'i. (more information can be found on John Davis Paris and Hualalai on John Davis Paris's Wikipedia page). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He mele ko'u a'u i oli ai
Title: OIAI UA OLA WAU
English Title: Since I Have Been Redeemed
Author: Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921
Translator: "Hualalai", 1852-1938
Language: Hawaiian
Refrain First Line: Oiai ua ola wau
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

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