ALOHA OE

Composer: Queen Lili'uokalani

Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii, was born on September 2, 1838, as Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha. She studied music from a young age, learned to sing and play several instruments, and would eventually write more than 160 songs, mostly about Hawaiian life and culture. The most popular is Aloha Oe, the story of two lovers parting reluctantly. She became Queen in 1890 following the death of her brother Kalakaua. He had been forced by powerful business interests from the mainland to accept a new constitution that greatly reduced his power and effectively disenfranchised the native Hawaiians. Liliuokalani attempted to replace that constitution with another, fairer one, but instead, in a shocking coup, a group of b… Go to person page >

Arranger: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Arranged: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh)  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Arranged: Baylus Benjamin McKinney (1921)
Composer: Queen Lili'uokalani
Arranger: Thoro Harris
Meter: 10.9.10.10 with refrain
Incipit: 51332 17165 31221
Notes: "He's coming soon! He's coming soon!" is Thoro Harris's arrangement of the refrain of ALOHA 'OE.
Key: A Major/B♭ Major/F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

He's coming soon

He Lives on High

Christ the Savior came from Heaven’s glory,
To redeem the lost from sin and shame;
On His brow he wore the thorn-crown glory,
And upon Calvary He took my blame.

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Go and tell unto all the gospel story

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1218
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1879
Text: Go and Tell
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2260
Text: He's Coming Soon
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2466
Text: He Lives on High
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #5817
Text: 主必快來 (In these, the closing days of time)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1218ScoreAudio
Hymns of Faith #526TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #472
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #145
Small Church Music #3658Audio
Small Church Music #5817Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #32
The Cyber Hymnal #1879TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2260TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2466TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #255Text
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #144Text
Include 19 pre-1979 instances



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