ʻEkolu Mea Nui - by Robert J.K. Nawahine

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ʻEkolu mea nui ma ka honua
ʻO manaʻoʻiʻo, ka manaʻolana
A me ke aloha ke aloha ka i ʻoi aʻe
Pōmaikaʻi nā mea a pau
Pōmaikaʻi nā mea a pau

E nā mākua nā keiki
Nā mamo a Iuda me ʻEpelaima
E paʻa ka manaʻo i ka pono i ʻoi aʻe
Pōmaikaʻi nā mea a pau
Pōmaikaʻi nā mea a pau 



Three important things in the world
Faith, hope
And love, love is the best
And everything is blessed
And everything is blessed

Oh parents, children
Descendants of Judah and Ephraim
Think always that righteousness is best
And everything is blessed
And everything is blessed 


Source: Nā Mele o Hawaiʻi Nei by Elbert & Mahoe - Based on I Cor 13:13 "And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love", this himeni was composed for the Congregational church's hoʻike in Maui about 1925, by Robert Nawahine (1868-1951) an outstanding musician and leader of the central Maui churches.
Music clip by Gippy Cooke. Hawaiian Text edited by Puakea Nogelmeier