Mae eglwys Dduw fel dinas wych

Author (stanzas 1, 2, 3): Benjamin Francis

Francis, Benjamin , M.A., was born in Wales in 1734. He was baptized at the age of 15, and began to preach at 19. He studied at the Bristol Baptist College, and commenced his ministry at Sodbury. In 1757 he removed to Horsley (afterwards called Shortwood), in Gloucestershire. There he remained, through a happy and very successful ministry of 42 years, until his death in 1799. He was the author of many poetical compositions :— (1) Conflagration, a Poem in Four Parts, (1770); (2) Elegies on the Deaths of the Revs. George Whitefield , Caleb Evans, Robert Day, and Joshua Thomas; (3) The Association, a Poem (1790); (4) a Poetical Address to the Stockbridge Indians (5) two satirical pieces on the Baptismal controversy; The Salopian Zealo… Go to person page >

Author (stanzas 4, 5): Edmwnd Prys

Prys, Edmund, Prys or Price, a learned Welsh divine and eminent poet, was born about 1541 in the parish of Llandecwyn, Merionethshire, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he took his degree of M.A. He was appointed Archdeacon of Merioneth in 1576, and Canon of St. Asaph in 1602. He was one of the best Welsh poets of his time, and a great many of his compositions are preserved, mostly in manuscript. He is the author of the Welsh metrical version of the Psalms, which is still in use. He assisted Dr. Morgan, Bishop of St. Asaph, to translate the Bible into Welsh. The latest of his compositions, preserved, is a copy of elegant Latin verses in commendation of Dr. John Davies's Welsh Grammar. He was then 80 years of age. This La… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mae eglwys Dduw fel dinas wych
Author (stanzas 1, 2, 3): Benjamin Francis
Author (stanzas 4, 5): Edmwnd Prys
Language: Welsh



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