Hymns of Hawaii (with Daniel Ho)


CD also includes song notes,
Hawaiian lyrics, translations,
and more

Recorded: August 1999
Release Date: October 1999

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With this recording, George realizes a dream he has had for many years. He has long wanted to preserve this music, which has been an important part of his spiritual life.

When Daniel Ho proposed that they collaborate on a recording of Hawaiian hymns, George immediately agreed.

These are the hymns, the himeni, that George learned as a young boy seated with his parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and their children around the kitchen table. For George, the little and sometimes not so little tragedies of life are just ways of bringing one closer to God.

“George Kahumoku has gotten a little off track, so let’s give him a bout of cancer right at this point in his life,” is the way he puts it. Especially at these times, not just the words, but also the melodies and rhythms of this wonderful music have brought him comfort and peace. He hopes that this recording will do the same for others.

1. Lokomaika‘i (Amazing Grace)
2. Kahalewai (West Maui Mountains)
3. Ko Aloha O Ke Akua (The Queen’s Prayer)
4. Akahi No A Hele Pu (Just a Closer Walk With Thee)
5. Ekolu Mea Nui (Three Greatest Things)
6. Kanaka Waiwai (Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler)
7. Nani! Nani! E Ho‘onani! (Praise Him! O Praise Him!)
8. Iesu No Ke Kahuhipa (Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us)
9. Maika‘i E Launa Me ‘Oe (Sweet Peace, the Gift of God’s Love)
10. Kapa Hanau ‘Ia ‘I‘o E Kako‘o ‘Uhane (Written by George Kahumoku, Jr. and Danny Boy Palakiko)

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