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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Oceanica: Vol. XXXI. 1876–79.

Appendix: Sandwich Islands

Kamehameha Hymn

By King Kalakaua (1836–1891)

Translated by H. L. Sheldon

HAWAII! sea-girt land!

Strong for thy monarch stand;

Sons of the ancient band,

Stand for your King!

Hawaii’s true-born sons,

Cherish the high-born ones,—

From old their lineage runs,—

Guard the young chiefs!

Hawaii! young and brave,

Thine ’t is thyself to save!

Hopeful thy banner wave—

Upward, and on!

O Thou who reign’st above,

Father of might and love!

Grant that thy peaceful dove

Brood o’er our land.