Hoʻokūkū Hīmeni
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  • COVID-19

    An in-person Song Contest was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This song would have been performed at Song Contest, but was instead pre-recorded and premiered as part of a virtual Song Contest.

    For more information, see the 2020 Song Contest website.

  • About the Song
  • Lyrics

    He aloha kēia no Kalaupapa

    ʻAuhea ʻoukou e nā koa ahuahu, eō
    Ahuwale Kalawao me Kalaupapa
    Noho papa i ka ua Koʻiawe
    He awe aloha no nā kau a kau

    Hū mai ke kai uliuli o Kawaluna
    Ka līpoa lilo i ke kai ʻokia
    Hao mai Kaʻupumoaʻula
    Heahea mai ke oha o Mōkapu me ʻŌkala

    Kalakala ka ʻili i ka malu hala ʻula
    ʻUla ʻole i ka lihi o ka pō
    Pūlamahia ka hulili o Hoʻolehua
    Ua ao ka pō, e ao mālamalama

    Eia nā leo aloha ʻāina o Kalaupapa
    E kūpaʻa mau ana nā pali hāuliuli
    I ke kuamoʻo o ia kaha
    No ka poʻe i aloha i ka ʻāina

    Puana ʻia ke aloha no Kalaupapa
    Ka ʻāina kāhelahela i ke Koʻiawe
    He awe aloha no nā kau a kau
    ʻAuhea ʻoukou e nā koa aloha ʻāina, eō

    Source: Song Contest 2021 program

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