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HE OLI KO'U KE HA'I LA

Translator: Laiana (Lorenzo Lyons), 1807-1886

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

Author: Katherine Hankey, 1834-1911

[Arabella Katherine Hankey] Hankey, Katharine, has published several hymns of great beauty and simplicity which are included in her:— (1) The Old, Old Story, 1866; (2) The Old, Old Story, and other Verses, 1879; (3) Heart to Heart, 1870, enlarged in 1873 and 1876. In 1878 it was republished with music by the author. Miss Hankey's hymns which have come into common use are:— 1. Advent tells us, Christ is near. The Christian Seasons. Written for the Sunday School of St. Peter's, Eaton Square, London, and printed on a card with music by the author. 2. I love to tell the story Of unseen things above. The love of Jesus. This is a cento from No. 3, and is given in Bliss's Gospel Songs, Cincinnati, 1874, and other American col… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He oli ko'u ke hai la
Title: HE OLI KO'U KE HA'I LA
English Title: I Love to Tell the Story
Translator: Laiana (Lorenzo Lyons), 1807-1886
Author: Katherine Hankey, 1834-1911
Language: Hawaiian
Refrain First Line: He oli ko'u ke ha'i la
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

Tune

[I love to tell the story] (Fischer)

HANKEY has many characteristics of a gospel song: stepwise melodic motion, verse refrain form, and simple harmony. After hearing both hymn texts from Hankey's poems quoted by one of the speakers at an 1867 YMCA convention in Montreal, Quebec, gospel hymn writer William H. Doane (PHH 473) was inspire…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Leo Hoonani Hou #131
Na Himeni Haipule Hawaii #113



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