Hoonani i Ka Makua Mau
After their arrival in Hawai‘i,
many missionaries became proficient in the Hawaiian language and eventually
wrote Hawaiian lyrics for Christian hymns.
Rev. Hiram Bingham wrote the
Hawaiian lyrics to "Ho‘onani I Ka Makua Mau" which is based on the
hymn, "Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow." This Hawaiian
doxology is sung in Chapel from grades 2 – 12 and its beauty lies in the
simplicity of the mele and the truth of its words, both in Hawaiian and
Rev. and Mrs. Hiram Bingham,
members of the first group of missionaries from the American Board of
Commissioners for Foreign Missions, were given the lands of Ka Punahou by
Governor Boki and his wife, Liliha. In May 1841, members of the Sandwich
Islands Mission founded a school for their children at Punahou on land that the
Binghams had given their fellow missionaries.
"Praise God, From Whom All
Blessings Flow" was written in 1674 by Thomas Ken, an English cleric and
the melody is attributed to French composer, Louis Bourgeois.
Griffin Kanoa Bolan ’12
Tayler Anne Leiataua Higgins ’13
Hollianne Kahekeonāpuamakahikina Martinson ’13
Claire ʻIwalani Michel ’13
This video was a project of the Kuaihelani Cross-School Connections fellowship.