hine e hine lyrics – hayley westenra

e tangi ana koe
hine, e hine!
kua ngenge ana koe
hine, e hine!
kati to pouri ra
noho i te aroha
te ngakau o te matua
hine, e hine!

e hari to moe moea
hine, e hine!
marama ahua
hine, e hine!
i roto i to moenga
mehemea he marama
ka tae mai te reinga
hine, e hine!

[english translation:]

plaintive all through the night –
hine, e hine!
weeping till morning light –
hine, e hine!
from my care why try to leap
there is love for you
mother’s arms their strength will keep
hine, e hine!
see where there comes the morn
hine, e hine!
long rays of early dawn
hine, e hine!
shining to reinga far
where thy n*ble grandsires are
nestle aroha!
hine, e hine!

/ hayley westenra lyrics