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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
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,        5
Cherish the high-born ones,—
From old their lineage runs,—
      Guard the young chiefs!
Hawaii! young and brave,
Thine ’t is thyself to save!        10
Hopeful thy banner wave—
      Upward, and on!
O Thou who reign’st above,
Father of might and love!
Grant that thy peaceful dove        15
      Brood o’er our land.

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