Hawaiian Chants & Songs

The Meaning of ALOHA 

The Meaning of ALOHA is an expression of our essence. It is the language of the SOUL and often speaks through welcome smiles, friendly gestures and warm greetings. And although ALOHA is used when saying hello or goodbye. It actually means a great deal more. In fact to Hawaiians ALOHA is not so much a word as it is attitude or a state of mind peacefully filled with spirituality, compassion, and gratitude

ALOHA desires the best of everyone while endlessly projecting love for all creation from the center of its heart, and while giving generously of itself. ALOHA ask only that we share its gift with others.

ALOHA is by nature unconditional. It embraces all of the humanity with open arms as though it were placing a garland of fragrant flowers around its neck.

ALOHA points to the spiritual potential inherent in all the people of the earth and asks that we express that potential always through positive actions.

ALOHA is the spirit of goodness and if were able to speak it might humbly say " ALOHA kekahi i kekahi " Love one another as you would wish to be loved.

ALOHA is the silent breath of the ancients bridging the years into the present to softly caress, encourage, uplift and bless us all.

HAWAIIAN CHANTS AND PULES

Hawaiian Chants and Pules tell the stories and heritage of the Hawaiian People and are part of the outrigger canoe culture.  The call of Hawaiian chant brings healing to your heart and soul.

He Mele No Mana‘olana

A Song for Hope by: Na Keoki Sousa

Eia no kākou i ka wa‘a ākala                                                                                                                 

Here we are in the pink canoe

O ka Hui Wa‘a o Mana‘olana
Of the Mana‘olana Canoe Club

Ho‘omaika‘i ana no kēia lā
Grateful for this day

E ho‘omaika‘i ana no ke aloha kekahi i kekahi,
Grateful for the love we have for one another

E mālama kakou no ka ho‘ola ‘ana
We (all) support each other for healing

I keia kahi no ke ola pono
This is the place for proper living

No Maui no ka oi!
For Maui is the best!

Hmmm....

Āmama, ua noa o ka leo wale nō.
The prayer is finished, the taboo is lifted just by our voices.

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Pule Ola Lo’ihi
Chant for Health

 ‘O kau ola e ke akua
Give life, o God

E nana mai kau mau pulapua
Look to your decendants

Eola a kaniko’o a haumaka’iole
Look to your decendants

A pala lauhala, a kau I ka puaaneane
Give me life until I reach extreme old age

A laila lawe aku ‘oe ia’u I ke alo o Wakea
Then take me to the presence of Wakea

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E Ala E
A chant to welcome the Sun

E ala e
Awaken/Arise

Ka la i kahikina
The sun in the East

I ka moana
From the ocean

Ka moana hohonu
The ocean deep

Pi’I ka lewa
Climbing  to the heaven

Ka lewa nu’u
The heaven highest

I kahikina
In the East

Aia ka la
There is sun

E ala e!
Awaken!

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Ho‘onani I Ka Makua Mau

Hawaiian Doxology

Ho`o nani ka Makua mau
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow

Ke Keiki me ka Uhane no
Praise Him all creatures here below

Ke Akua mau Ho`o mai ka`i, pu
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts

Ko ke ia ao, ko ke la ao
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Amene 
Amen

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OLI MAHALO
THANK YOU CHANT

Uhola ʻia ka makaloa lā
The makaola has been unfurled

Pū ʻai i ke aloha ā
In love, food we share

Kū kaʻi ʻia ka hā loa lā
The great breath has been exchanged

Pāwehi mai nā lehua
Honored and adored is the Lehua

Mai ka hoʻokuʻi a ka hālāwai lā
From zenith to horizon

Mahalo e Nā Akua
Gratitude and thanks to our Akua

Mahalo e nā kūpuna lā, ʻeā
Gratitude and thanks to our beloved ancestors

Mahalo me ke aloha lā
Gratitude, admiration, thanks and love

Mahalo me ke aloha lā
To all who are present, both seen and unseen

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Lokomaika’I He Nani No
Amazing Grace

Lokomaika`i, he nani no
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

Ho`ola mai ia`u
That saved a wretch like me

Ua hewa ia e aloha ano
I once was lost, but now am found

Ua po ae ua la
Was blind, but now I see

Lokomaika`i, e a`o nei au
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

Lokomaika`i e mihi
And grace my fears relieved

Lokomaika`i, e ho`omana`o i`o
How precious did that grace appear

Mai maka`u e ola no
The hour I first believed

Amene
Amen



   

 

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