220. Iesū Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai  from  "Lira no ka Po`e a ke Akua" Hymnbook [Guitar Edition] ed. Robert Mondoy  [SJV: BH 241 ]
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1. Ma ke ala hele ʻo | Iesü, I | hālāwai aku | ai. | Me ke kanaka, ʻō- | pio hanohano | Kaulana i ka wai- | wai | Pane mai ē ka ʻō- | pio | "E kuʻu haku mai- | kaʻi, He | aha hoʻi kaʻu e | hana aku ai, | I loaʻa ē ke ola | mau?"

REFR. "E hāʻawi, | e hāʻawi lilo, | I kou | mau waiwai. | Huli a ha- | hai mai iʻau, | I loaʻa ē ke ola | mau"

2. In the travels of the good Lord Jesus, while preaching God's holy word, To all the people, he spoke in parables, bringing joy to all of those who heard. Then one day a rich young man approached him, seeking his sound advice; "Oh master, tell me, please, you know the way of love, Tell me what to do to gain true life." [refrain]

3. Minamina ē ka ʻō- | pio, I | kona mau wai- | wai | I ke kūʻai a hā- |ʻawi lilo aku, | I ka poʻe nele a hu-| ne | Huli aʻe ʻo Iesū | lā | Pane aku i ka ʻō- | pio " ʻA- |ʻole aʻe hiki ke ka- | naka wai- | wai. | I ke aupuni o ka | lani" [refrain]

4. Then the rich young man felt very saddened for he had wealth and pow'r. Jesus asked he sell all he had to feed the poor, leaving all to follow him that hour. "If you want the kingdom, leave your riches, seek only God above, Then you shall see the grace of heavenly peace, In the kingdom of divine love." [refrain]


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Hua ʻōlelo: Hawaiian based on Matthew 19, Johnny Almeida (1897-1985), circa 1915. English by Robert M. Mondoy (b. 1952) See He Mele Aloha 108 for translation. Mahalo to HMA for improved orthography. Leo: Iesū me ke Kanaka Waiwai, Johnny Almeida. Text and Tune ©1971 Johnny Almeida. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Performance suggestions: "Kanaka" style harmony recommended, or use this Mondoy SATB. Descant can be alternated between sopranos and tenors. Sing the refrain without repeats until the very last time, that way the song won’t be overly long. Do not use the "Let Me Walk Through Paradise with Thee" text as it may be liturgically inappropriate. You may print this page anytime. Any reproduction (photocopying or download-printing) of  the sheet music is ILLEGAL unless you  pay a royalty fee of $1.00.
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