I KU'U NANA I KE KE'A LA'A

Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… 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: I ku'u nana i ke ka la'a
Title: I KU'U NANA I KE KE'A LA'A
English Title: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Translator: "Hualalai", 1852-1938
Language: Hawaiian
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

Tune

HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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