Awn at orseddfainc gras drwy ffydd

Author: William Rees

REES, WILLIAM (Gwilym Hiraethog; 1802-1883), Independent minister, writer editor, and political leader; born at Chwibren-isaf, a farm nestling at the foot of Mynydd Hiraethog, in the parish of Llansannan, Denbs., 8 Nov. 1802 , the second son of Dafydd and Ann Rees — his elder brother being Henry Rees (q.v.). His paternal grandfather was a native of Llandeilo who came as an exciseman from Wenvoe, Glam., to Llansannan, where he married Gwen Llwyd, a descendant of Hedd Molwynog, who had inherited Chwibren-isaf. The only education William Rees ever had was at the village school during the winter months, and he began to work on the farm and as a shepherd at an early age. However, he proceeded to educate himself, and under the direction of Robe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awn at orseddfainc gras drwy ffydd
Author: William Rees
Language: Welsh

Tune

ALL SAINTS NEW

Henry Stephen Cutler (b. Boston, MA, 1824; d. Boston, 1902) composed ALL SAINTS NEW in 1872 for Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) text "The Son of God Goes Forth to War," and the two were published together in Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). That text refers to "the glorious band" of God's people, h…

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