NOU KA NANI

Author: William P. MacKay, 1839-1885

Mackay, William Paton, M.D., was born at Montrose, May 13, 1839, and educated at the University of Edinburgh. After following his medical profession for a time, he became minister of Prospect Street Presbyterian Church, Hull, in 1868, and died from an accident, at Portree, Aug. 22, 1885. Seventeen of his hymns are in W. Reid's Praise Book, 1872. Of these the best known is "We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love" (Praise to God), written 1863, recast 1867. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… 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: Hoonani ia'e ka makua maika'i
Title: NOU KA NANI
English Title: We Praise Thee, O God
Author: William P. MacKay, 1839-1885
Translator: Laiana (Lorenzo Lyons), 1807-1886
Language: Hawaiian
Refrain First Line: Haleluia! Nou ka nani
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

Tune

REVIVE US AGAIN

The common attribution to John J. Husband is based on a brief resemblance to his tune ST. STEPHEN'S, first published in Psalmodia Evangelica, vol. 2 (1789), but the resemblance only extends to the first two measures. These tunes should not be regarded as the same. This gospel/revival tune was writte…

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