Worship Song: Amazing Grace (Din​é, ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, English)

SUMMARY

Invite your community deeper into worship with this classic hymn sung in three languages Din​é (Navajo) ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian), and English. Listen to Moani Sitch, Hawai'i Ministry Team Leader, introduce the medley and how it came together.

SONG INFO

Words and Music John Newton
Language(s): Din​é (Navajo) ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian), English.
Recommended key: C
Copyright: Public Domain

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LYRICS

Din​é​ Verse 1:

(Albert Tsosie ályaa)

Nizhónígo jooba' diits'a'
Yisdáshííltínígíí
Yóó'ííyáá nít'éé,' k'ad shénáhoosdzin
Doo eesh'íį da ńt’éé’.

(Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see)

Din​é​ Verse 2:

Jooba' shijéí shá neineeztáá'
T'áá bí shá ak'eh deesdlíí'
Ílíigo bijooba' yiitsá
T'óó yisisdlaad yéedáá'

('Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed)

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Verse 3: 

Lokomaika‘i kokua mai nei
I palekana mau nō
E lanakila nā popilikia
E alaka‘i homelani

(Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
`Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home)

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Verse 4:
(Translated by Rev. David Kaupu)

Lokomaika‘i, he Iesu Kristo 
Nā ‘ōlelo pa‘a maika‘i 
Ku‘u pu‘uhonua ka Haku e
I ola mau loa nō

(The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures)

English Verse 5:

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we first begun.

English Verse 1:

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see

English Verse 1 Tag:

Was blind, but now I see
Was blind, but now I see

English Verse 3:

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
`Tis grace hath brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home

English Verse 3 Tag:

`Tis grace hath brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home

 
 
 
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