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O flaen y fainc rhaid sefyll

O flaen y fainc rhaid sefyll

Author: William Williams
Tune: BRYNIAU CASSIA
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O flaen y fainc rhaid sefyll,
Ië, sefyll cyn b’o hir;
Nid oes a’m nertha yno
Ond Dy gyfiawnder pur:
Myfi anturia’n ëon
Trwy ddyfroedd a thrwy dân,
Heb oleu ac heb lewyrch,
Ond Dy gyfiawnder glân.
Glân, glân,
Ond Dy gyfiawnder glân;
Heb oleu ac heb lewyrch,
Ond Dy gyfiawnder glân.

2 Ni fuasai genyf obaith
Am ddim ond fflamau syth,
Y pryf nad yw yn marw,
A’r t’w’llwch dudew byth,
Oni buasai i’r Hwn a hoeliwyd
Ar fynydd Calfari,
O ryw anfeidrol gariad,
I gofio am danaf fi.
Fi! fi!
I gofio am danaf fi.
O ryw anfeidrol gariad,
I gofio am danaf fi.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13435

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O flaen y fainc rhaid sefyll
Author: William Williams
Source: Old Welsh Tune
Language: Welsh
Copyright: Public Domain; Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #13435
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13435

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