Dragwyddol Dad, anfeidrol Iôr

Author (stanzas 1, 4): W. Whiting

William Whiting was born in Kensington, November 1, 1825, and was educated at Clapham and Winchester Colleges. He was later master of Winchester College Choristers' School, where he wrote Rural Thoughts and Other Poems, 1851. He died at Winchester. --The Hymnal 1940 Companion… Go to person page >

Translator: O. Lloyd Owen

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Author (stanzas 2, 3): Daniel Hughes

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Text Information

First Line: Dragwyddol Dad, anfeidrol Iôr
Author (stanzas 1, 4): W. Whiting
Translator: O. Lloyd Owen
Author (stanzas 2, 3): Daniel Hughes
Language: English; Welsh

Tune

MELITA

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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