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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Oceanica: Vol. XXXI.  1876–79.
 
Appendix: Sandwich Islands
Hawaiian National Anthem
Lilia K. Dominis (1838–1917)
 
Translated by H. L. Sheldon

ETERNAL Father, mighty God!
Behold us, from thy blest abode;
To thee we turn, for thou wilt care
To listen to our humble prayer.
 
May gentle peace forever reign        5
O’er these fair islands of the main,
Hawaii’s peaks to Niihau’s strand,
The peace of God o’er all the land!
  Forever be our country free,
  Our laws and Heaven’s in harmony.        10
  All hearts respond, all voices sing,
  God save, God save our gracious King!
 
And may our Chieftains ever be,
Guided, O Lord, by love to Thee,
And all the people join to raise        15
One universal song of praise.
 
God save the people of our land,
Uphold by thine Almighty hand;
Thy watchful care defends from harm,
Faithful and sure thy sovereign arm.        20
  Forever be our country free,
  Our laws and Heaven’s in harmony,
  All hearts respond, all voices sing,
  God save, God save our gracious King.
 
 
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