Cydganwn foliant rhwydd

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: Cydganwn foliant rhwydd
Author: William Rees
Language: Welsh


MARION (Messiter)

Arthur H. Messiter (b. Frome, Somersetshire, England, 1834; d. New York, NY, 1916) composed MARION for this text in 1883 and named it after his wife. The tune was published in the <cite>Hymnal with Music as Used in Trinity Church</cite> (1893), a hymnal compiled by Messiter during his lo…

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