Mae'r faner fawr yn mlaen

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1 Mae’r faner fawr ymlaen,
Efengyl nef yw hon;
Mae uffern lawn o dân
Yn crynu ’nawr o’r bron;
Hi gwymp, hi gwymp, er maint ei grym;
O flaen fy Iesu ’d yw hi ddim.
O flaen fy Iesu ’d yw hi ddim.

2 Na lwfrhaed ein ffydd;
Mae’n ffydd fel colofn dân
A blannodd Brenin nef
I’n harwain yn y blaen;
Mi wela’r wlad, mi gâ’i mwynhau,
Lle pery’m hedd heb dranc na thrai.
Lle pery’m hedd heb dranc na thrai.

3 O! ffynnon fawr o hedd,
O! anchwiliadwy fôr,
Sy’n cynnwys ynddo’i hun
Ryw annherfynol stôr;
Ti biau’r clôd; wel, cymer ef,
Trwy’r ddaear, uffern fawr, a’r nef.
Trwy’r ddaear, uffern fawr, a’r nef.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13433

Author: William Williams

William Williams, called the "Watts of Wales," was born in 1717, at Cefn-y-coed, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. He originally studied medicine, but abandoned it for theology. He was ordained Deacon in the Church of England, but was refused Priest's Orders, and subsequently attached himself to the Calvinistic Methodists. For half a century he travelled in Wales, preaching the Gospel. He died in 1791. Williams composed his hymns chiefly in the Welsh language; they are still largely used by various religious bodies in the principality. Many of his hymns have appeared in English, and have been collected and published by Sedgwick. His two principal poetical works are "Hosannah to the Son of David," and "Gloria in Excelsis." --Annotati… Go to person page >



John David Edwards (b. Penderlwyngoch, Cardiganshire, Wales, 1805; d. Llanddoget, Denbighshire, North Wales, 1885) was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, England, and ordained an Anglican priest in 1833. He served parishes in Rhosymedre and Llanddoget and published a collection of hymn tunes, Origin…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13433
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The Cyber Hymnal #13433

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #4a

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted) #4a

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