4. Hawaiian-Language Protestant Hymnals: A Checklist

This checklist was first published in a scholarly article, “Beyond Bibliography: Interpreting Hawaiian-Language Protestant Hymn Imprints” in the journal Ethnomusicology, 40 (1996), 469-88. The list benefitted from the excellent reference book Hawaiian Language Imprints 1822-1899: A Bibliography by Bernice Judd, Janet E. Bell and Clare G. Murdoch (The Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society and The University Press of Hawaii, 1978). During my years of living on the east coast as a graduate student, I had the privilege of being able to access and index these hymnals, in libraries in Boston, New York, Providence, Washington, DC, and, of course, in Honolulu. The typescript “Hawaiian Hymns: An Index of Protestant Hawaiian-Language Hymnals,” was cateloged in Honolulu libraries. Because the numbering of the editions was used in that index and other projects, that numbering is retained here.

While the listing of the hymnals in Hawaiian Language Imprints was strictly chronological, the order in this checklist groups all editions of a related title together. This makes apparent the process of enlarging editions, and the simultaneous production of more than one collection.

An asterisk denotes an edition whose contents differ from the previous imprint of the same title or series.

A. NA HIMENI HAWAII

1.*  Na Himeni Hawaii, he me ori ia Iehova, ke Akua mau.  Oahu:  Paiia i ka mea Pai Palapala a ka Poe Misionari, 1823.  47 hymns

2.   He mau himeni, e ori ia Iehova, ke Akua mau.  Oahu:  Paiia i ka Mea Pai Palapala a ka Poe Misionari, 1826.  47 hymns

3.   He mau himeni Hawaii, he mea hoolea’i i ke Akua mau ia Iehova.  Oahu:  Paiia i ka Mea Pai Palapala a ka Poe Misionari, 1827.  100 hymns

4.*  He mau himeni Hawaii, he mea hoolea’i i ke Akua mau, ia Iehova.  Oahu:  Paiia i ka Mea Pai Palapala a ka Poe Misionari, 1828.  100 hymns

5.   He mau himeni Hawaii, he mea hoolea’i i ke Akua mau, ia Iehova.  Oahu:  Na na Misionari i pai, 1830.  100 hymns

B.   NA HIMENI KAMALII

1.*  Na himeni kamalii.  Oahu:  Na na Misionari i pai, 1832.   10 hymns

2.*  Na himeni kamalii, na mea e ao ai, a e hoolea aku ai na kamalii i ke Akua.  Honolulu:  Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1837   63 hymns [Click here to view on  Google Books] [Click here to view on Internet Archive; copy from Harvard University]

3.*  Na himeni kamalii, na mea e ao ai, a e hoolea aku ai na kamalii i ke Akua.  Honolulu:  Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1842  103 hymns [Click here to view courtesy Princeton Theological Seminary]

C.   O KE KUMU LEOMELE

1.   O ke kumu leomele, no na himeni a me na halelu e hoolea aku ai i ke Akua.  Oahu:  Na na Misionari, 1834    0 hymns

2.*  O ke kumu leomele, no na himeni a me na halelu e hoolea aku ai i ke Akua.  Oahu:  Na na Misionari, 1834.  194 hymns

D.   NA HIMENI HOOLEA

1.*  Na himeni hoolea.  Honolulu:  Ka na Misionari Mea Pai, 1837.  194 hymns [Click here to view on Internet Archive; copy from Harvard University.] [Click here to view on Google Books; copy from Andover Theological Seminary]

2.   Na himeni hoolea.  Honolulu:  Ka na Misionari Mea Pai, 1839.  194 hymns

3.*  Na himeni hoolea.  Honolulu:  Ka na Misionari Mea Pai, 1847.  274 hymns

4.*  Na himeni hoolea.  Honolulu:  Ka na Misionari Mea Pai, 1855.  311 hymns

5.   Na himeni hoolea.  Honolulu:  Ka na Misionari Mea Pai, 1859.  311 hymns

6.*  Na himeni hoolea.  Honolulu:  Ka na Misionari Mea Pai, 1864.  390 hymns [Click here to view on Google Books; copy from Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munchen]

7.*  Na himeni hoolea.  Honolulu:  Ka na Misionari Mea Pai, 1867.  403 hymns

E.   KA LIRA HAWAII

1.*  Ka Lira Hawaii.  Honolulu:  Mea Paipalapala a na Misionari, 1844.  107 hymns

2.*  Ka Lira Hawaii.  Honolulu:  Mea Paipalapala a na Misionari, 1848.  142 hymns

3.*  Ka Lira Hawaii.  Honolulu:  Mea Paipalapala a na Misionari, 1855.  215 hymns [Click here to view on Internet Archives; copy from Yale University Library]

[added 2011] MAU MELE PUALI INUWAI

– *  He Mau Mele no na Kamalii Puali Inuwai. Honolulu: Mea Paipalapala a na Misionari, 1849. 24 hymns  [Click here to view on Ulukau Hawaiian Electronic Library; copy from Hawaiian Historical Society]

F.   LIRA KAMALII

– *  Lira Kamalii.  Nu Ioka [New York]:  Paiia e ka Ahahui Taraka Amerika, [1862].  148 hymns

Ga.  HE MAU MELE KULA SABATI

– *  He mau mele Kula Sabati.  Honolulu, Oahu:  n.p., 1869.  28 hymns [Click here to view on Ulukau Hawaiian Electronic Library; copy from Hawaiian Historical Society Library]

Gb.  KA HAE HOONANI

– *  Ka Hae Hoonani.  Honolulu:  Hoopukaia e ka Papa Euanelio Hawaii; Paiia ma ka Hale Pai “Kuokoa,” 1870.  41 hymns  [Click here to view on Ulukau Hawaiian Electronic Library; copy from Hawaiian Historical Society Library]

H.   KA BUKE HIMENI HAWAII

1.*  Ka Buke Himeni Hawaii i hooponoponoia.  New York:  Paiia e Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka, 1872.  612 hymns [Click here to view on Internet Archive; copy from Harvard University]

2.   Ka Buke Himeni Hawaii i hooponoponoia.  New York:  Paiia e Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka, 1875.  612 hymns

3.   Ka Buke Himeni Hawaii i hooponoponoia.  New York:  Paiia e Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka, 1880.  612 hymns

4.   Ka Buke Himeni Hawaii i hooponoponoia.  New York:  Paiia e Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka, 1885.  612 hymns

5.   Ka Buke Himeni Hawaii i hooponoponoia.  New York:  Paiia e Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka, 1888. 612 hymns

6.   Ka Buke Himeni Hawaii i hooponoponoia.  New York:  Paiia e Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka, 1897  612 hymns

I.   KA LEO HOOMANA

– *  Ka Leo Hoomana.  n.p., n.pub., [1874].  27 hymns

J.   KA ROBINA GULA

1.*  Ka Robina Gula.  Honolulu, Oahu:  Paiia a hoopukaia e H. M. Whitney, 1874.  114 hymns  [lClick here to view on Ulukau Hawaiian Electronic Library; copy from Hawaiian Historical Society]

2.  [Ka Robina Gula.  Honolulu, Oahu:  Paiia a hoopukaia e H. M. Whitney, 1875.]  114 hymns

K.   KA LEI ALII

1.*  Ka Lei Alii.  Honolulu, Oahu:  Hoopukaia e Henry M. Whitney, 1878. 157 hymns  [Click here to view on Ulukau Hawaiian Electronic Library; copy from Hawaiian Historical Society]

2.   Ka Lei Alii.  Honolulu, Oahu:  Hoopukaia e Henry M. Whitney, 1884.  157 hymns

3.   Ka Lei Alii.  Honolulu, Oahu:  Hoopukaia e Henry M. Whitney, 1893.  157 hymns

L.   HOKU AO NANI

– *  Hoku Ao Nani.  New York:  Paiia e Biglow and Main, [1881].  288 hymns

Ma.  NA HIMENI EUANELIO, 1

– *  Na Himeni Euanelio 1.  Honolulu:  Hoopukaia e Ka Papa Hawaii, 1882, 1883, 1883.  60 hymns

Mb.  NA HIMENI EUANELIO, 2

– *  Na Himeni Euanelio 2.  Honolulu:  Hoopukaia e Ka Papa Hawaii, 1884.   60 hymns

Mc.  NA HIMENI EUANELIO, 3

– *  Na Himeni Euanelio 1-2-3.  Honolulu:  Hoopukaia e Ka Papa Hawaii, 1886, 1889, 1892, 1898.  60 hymns

[added 2011] KULU WAI LIILII

– * Kulu Wai Liilii: He Mau Mele Hoole Waiona. Honolulu: Womanʻs Christian Temperance Union of the Hawaiian Islands, 1887. [Click here to view on Ulukau Hawaiian Electronic Library; copy from Hawaiian Historical Society]

N.   LEO HOONANI

1.*  Leo Hoonani.  Honolulu:  Ka Papa Hawaii, 1902.  216 hymns  [Click here to view on Internet Archive; copy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill]

2.*  Leo Hoonani Hou.  Honolulu:  The Hawaiian Evangelical Association of Congregational Christian Churches, 1953.  226 hymns

O.   NA HIMENI HAIPULE HAWAII

1.*  Na Himeni Haipule Hawaii.  Honolulu:  Hawaii Conference, United Church of Christ, 1972.      255 hymns  Check out an index of this hymnal at Hymnary.org.

P. NA HIMENI O KA EKALESIA

1. Na Himeni O Ka Ekalesia. Honolulu: Hawaii Conference, United Church of Christ, 1999.

© 2011 Amy Ku‘uleialoha Stillman. All Rights Reserved

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3 Responses to 4. Hawaiian-Language Protestant Hymnals: A Checklist

  1. Pingback: Hawaiian Language Protestant Hymnals: A Checklist | Hawaiian Music for Listening Pleasure

  2. songsonsunday says:

    This is such a wonderful resource for our Hawaiian churches. There is much history here. I hope that one day, all these books will be available to view online, as many of them are now out of print.

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