HO'ONANI I KA MAKUA MAU

Author: Thomas Ken, 1637-1711

Thomas Ken (b. Berkampstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1637; d. Longleat, Wiltshire, England, 1711) studied at Winchester College, Hart Hall, and New College, Oxford, England. Ordained in the Church of England in 1662, he served variously as pastor, chaplain at Winchester College (1669-1679), chaplain to Princess (later Queen) Mary in The Hague, and bishop of Bath and Wells (1685-1691). He was a man of conscience and independent mind who did not shirk from confrontations with royalty. When King Charles II came to visit Winchester, he took along his mistress, the famous actress Nell Gwynne. Ken was asked to provide lodging for her. The story is told that Ken quickly declared his house under repair and had a builder take off the roof! He later… Go to person page >

Translator: Binamu (Hiram Bingham), 1789-1869

Pseudonym: Bi­n­a­mu. Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham I (1789–1869), was leader of the first group of American Protestant missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Hawaiian islands. Like most of the missionaries, he was from New England. See more at: Wikipedia article  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho'onani i ka Makua mau
Title: HO'ONANI I KA MAKUA MAU
English Title: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Author: Thomas Ken, 1637-1711
Translator: Binamu (Hiram Bingham), 1789-1869
Language: Hawaiian
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

Tune

OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Leo Hoonani Hou #10

Na Himeni Haipule Hawaii #255

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