Himeni Ahahui O Kuhiô - Traditional

E uli e, e na poki`i
E o`u mau haku o ka `âina
E na pua a `Umi me Liloa
E ui e, e ui nei

Ko leo paoa mai nei
E paea mai nei
E na mamo a Kamhemeha
E ô mai

Eia mâkou e Kalaniana`ole
E ke Li`i Kuhiô
E o`u mau haku maka`âinana
Eia au e lokahi e

E hili e `onia i pa`a
Lokahi i ka umauma
I lei ho`ohie no ka lanakila
Ke ui nei ke ui nei

Prince Jonah Kuhiô Kalaniana`ole

Turn together, o younger brothers
O my lords of the land
O descendants of `Umi and Liloa
Turn, turn and hearken

Your voice reaches
Reaches us
O children of Kamehameha

Here we are, O Kalaniana`ole
O Chief Kuhiô and
O my lords and commoners
Dwell in peace entwined together

Take a firm stand
Be of one heart
Wear the wreath of victory
Turn together and heed

Source: Buke Himeni Hawai`i - This himeni praises Jonah Kuhiô Kalaniana`ole, prince of the House of Kalâkaua, and legitimate heir to the throne of Hawai`i, when the kingdom was overthrown in 1893. Educated at the Chief's Children's School in Honolulu, St. Matthew's College in California, and the Royal Agricultural College in England, he served in the royal Cabinet, Department of Interior, under his uncle, King David Kalâkaua. After the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown in 1893, Prince Kuhiô joined the insurrection, was imprisoned and sentenced to one year in prison. Disillusioned and stripped of his throne, the Prince left Hawai`i, traveled the world spending time in South Africa, and fought with the British Army in the Boer War. He returned to his home after Hawai`i was annexed to the United States and was elected their delegate to congress, serving ten consecutive terms, from 1903, until his death in 1922. Dedicated to his people, he was instrumental in establishing the Hawaiian Homes Commission for native Hawaiians, restored the Royal Order of Kamehameha I and established the Hawaiian Civic Club. He was called "Ke Ali`i Makaainana", Prince of the People. Translation by Mary Pukui