Tama, ‘e ngalo ‘afē nai

Himi 663 Ko “Sila ki Vai.”

Tune: Whispering Hope

Tama, ‘e ngalo ‘afē nai, ‘Aho ne tō ‘a e afā;
Angi mei mu‘a he Matangi, Vaka ne ‘ikai tauala?
Ka ne fafana ‘a Langi, Mou vili atu ki mu‘a;
He ko e kau matatali, Te nau a‘usia fonua.

Refrain
Sila ki vai pea ‘uli ngaholo
He kuo tō mai ‘a e mui hakau

‘Oi! He fai fuoloa; Tā ko e mate ne pau
Puli kaveinga kotoa; ‘Ikai taumu‘a ‘e lau
Ka ne fafana ‘a Langi, ‘Oua ‘fiungofua;
He ko e kau matatali, Te nau a‘usi fonua.

Kaungatāmaki ‘a e ngāue, Kauvaka e ne tafia;
Tāliu, kae kei fonu ma‘u pē; Fohe ‘ikai tu‘uhekina.
Ka ne fafana mai ‘a Langi, Mou vili atu ki mu‘a;
He ko e kau matatali, Te nau a‘usi fonua.

Ka kuo si‘i ni Matangi; ‘Ikai ke heka peau:
Fu‘u tafitonga ‘a langi: Kite fonua ‘i mata‘u.
Tā ne mo‘oni ‘a Langi, Hono lelei ke ‘ūkuma.
Peau ki he kau matatali, Te nau a‘usi fonua

Whispering hope

Septimus Winner (1868) Tune: soft as the voice of an angel

Soft as the voice of an an-gel
Breathing a lesson unheard
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word 
 
Wait till the darkness is o-ver
Wait till the tempest is done 
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow
After the darkness is gone
 
Refrain
Whispering hope
O how welcome thy voice
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice
 
If in the dusk of the twi-light
Dim be the region afar
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star
 
Then when the night is upon us
Why should the heart sink away
When the dark midnight is o-ver
Watch for the breaking of day