MOE MA KA LUA PO

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 >

Author: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Moe ma ka lua po
Title: MOE MA KA LUA PO
English Title: Low in the Grave He Lay
Translator: "Hualalai", 1852-1938
Author: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Language: Hawaiian
Refrain First Line: Ua ala hou mai ka po
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1972.

Tune

CHRIST AROSE

The gospel tune CHRIST AROSE captures well the drama of Christ's resurrection with the ascending ("rocket") figures in the refrain. Undoubtedly, the refrain line has greatly enhanced this hymn's popularity. Sing in harmony with crisp rhythms and marcato accompaniment on the refrain. After the final…

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