Tongan Song – ‘Ilonga ha taha

Learning faith based songs is a great way to connect with culture and customs. In this hymn, Talia’s cousin sings the first verse of ‘Ilonga ha taha, which speaks about searching for Jesus.

Faith is a significant part of Tongan culture and plays an important part in raising Pacific children. Christian principles such as love, hope, forgiveness, peace, compassion and service allows our children to grow up being thriving contributors to society.

At Pacific Learners, our passion to address the social, cultural, wellbeing and educational needs of our Pacific children.


4 cultural songs you might like.

  1. Ua e manumalo. A Samoan faith based song that talks of Gods kindness, loyalty and strength.
  2. Le ‘Aute. A Samoan song that talks about the beautiful Hibiscus flower
  3. Fakaalofa lahi atu. A beautiful Niuean childrens song
  4. Motirawa tariu. A beautiful Kiribati song that is familiar to children from Kiribati

‘Ilonga ha taha verse translation

If there is someone who desires to be saved
If there is someone who wants to believe
Jesus welcomes someone like that
For he searches for the one who is lost

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