Ko e fasi 'o e tu'i 'o e 'Otu Tonga
|English: The Song of the King of the Tongan Islands|
National anthem of Tonga
|Also known as||Fasi fakafonua
English: National Song
|Lyrics||Uelingatoni Ngū Tupoumalohi|
|Music||Karl Gustavus Schmitt|
"Ko e fasi ʻo e tuʻi ʻo e ʻOtu Tonga" is the national anthem of Tonga. The title literally means "song of the king of the Tonga Islands" in the Tongan language but is in daily life better known as fasi fakafonua, which translates to "national song". The lyrics of the anthem were written by Prince Uelingatoni Ngū Tupoumalohi, with the music by Karl Gustavus Schmitt. It was first used in 1874.
Tongan lyrics (modern spelling)
- ʻE ʻotua māfimafi
- ko homau ʻeiki koe
- ko koe ko e falalaʻanga
- mo e ʻofa ki Tonga.
- ʻAfio hifo ʻemau lotu
- ʻaia ʻoku mau faí ni
- mo ke tali homau loto
- ʻo maluʻi ʻa Tupou.
English lyrics (literal translation)
- Oh, almighty God!
- You are our Lord,
- It is You, the pillar
- And the love to Tonga.
- Look down on our prayer
- That is what we do now
- And may You answer our wish
- To protect Tupou.
- Oh almighty God above
- Thou art our lord and sure defense
- As your people, we trust thee
- And our Tonga thou dost love
- Hear our prayer for thou unseen
- We know that thou hath blessed our land
- Grant our earnest supplication
- God save Tupou, our king.
media:Fasi fakafonua.mid (midi with karaoke)
Tongan music notation
The music written down in the tuʻungafasi or Tongan music notation:
Tongan music of the Tongan anthem