LYRICS OF ALOHA: Let There Be Hawai‘i

Aloha everyone. With so much beauty on this island of Kaua‘i, and especially the beautiful people of Hawai‘i, God must have said:

Let There Be Hawai‘i

In the beginning God created the heavens

He created the earth that was without form

And the earth was covered with darkness

Then God said let there be light

All of the land on earth was divided by oceans

Thousands of island rose from out of the sea

Blessed with flowers, trade winds and rainbows

Then God said, Let There Be Hawai‘i


Golden people came from over the sea,

To live together in perfect harmony,

Here they will always be through all eternity.

God created the blue Pacific ocean,

Created the moon and the stars in the sky,

He created the heavens, the earth and all people,

Then God said: Let There Be Hawaii.


Larry Rivera has been an entertainer and song writer on Kaua‘i for more than six decades, and shares the stories behind his songs in “Lyrics of Aloha,” appearing once a month in the Sunday edition of The Garden Island. Win prizes and earn an entry in the Vacations Hawai‘i Vegas vacation for two drawing by listening to KONG radio the following Monday and Tuesday between 6 and 8 a.m. and taking part in a contest based on the column.


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