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Ave lou ola

Representative Text

1 Ave lou ola ia aoga
Le Alii e, i au feau
Ave ou aso us totoe
E viia ai o lau Afio.

O lou alofa ua naunau
E auauna atu ia te oe
Ia e talia o au attoa
Ia fai mo or e faavavau.

2 Ave ou lima ia fai ai
Mea e aoga ia te oe
Ave ou vae ia aoga
E femoei au feau. [Refrain]

3 Ave lou leo ia aoga
E tauvivii ai ia te oe
O ou lougutu ia aoga
E telaiina ai au feau. [Refrain]


1 Take my life and let it be useful,
Lord, for your duties,
Take my remaining days
for praising your Majesty.

My love greatly desires
to serve you;
accept all of me
so I am made yours forever.

2 Take my arms and let them do
what will be useful to you.
Take my legs and let them be useful
in running to do your tasks. [Refrain]

3 Take my voice and let is be useful
in praising you.
Let my lips be useful
in telling of your works. [Refrain]

Source: Alleluia Aotearoa: Hymns and Songs for All Churches #6

Author: John Marriott

Marriott, John, M.A, son of E. Marriott, D.D., Rector of Cottesbach, near Lutterworth, was born at Cottesbach, in 1780, and educated at Rugby, and Christ Church, Oxford. He was the second of two who obtained honours in the schools in 1802, the first year in which there was a public examination for honours at Oxford. He was also Student of Christ Church, and for about two years a private tutor in the family of the Duke of Buccleuch. The Duke presented him to the Rectory of Church Lawford, Warwickshire. This he retained to his death, although his wife's health compelled him to reside in Devonshire, where he was successively curate of St. Lawrence and other parishes in Exeter, and of Broadclyst, near Exeter, where he died March 31, 1825. His p… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ave lou ola ia aoga
Title: Ave lou ola
Author: John Marriott
Source: O Pese ma Viiga (Congregational Christian Church of Samoa Hymnary)
Place of Origin: New Zealand
Language: Samoan
Refrain First Line: O lou alofa ua naunau


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Alleluia Aotearoa #6

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