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Pererin wyf mewn anial dir

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1 Pererin wyf mewn anial dir,
Yn crwydro yma a thraw;
Ac yn rhyw ddisgwyl bob yr awr
Fod ty fy Nhad gerllaw.

2 Tyrd, Ysbryd Sanctaidd, ledia’r ffordd,
Bydd imi’n niwl a thân;
Ni cherdda’ i’n gywir hanner cam
Ond byddi di o’m blaen.

3 Mae hiraeth arnaf am y wlad
Lle mae torfeydd di-ri’
Yn canu’r anthem ddyddiau’u hoes
Am angau Calfari.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13440

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: Pererin wyf mewn anial dir
Author: William Williams
Language: Welsh
Copyright: Public Domain


HIRAETH (Protheroe)


NEW BRITAIN (also known as AMAZING GRACE) was originally a folk tune, probably sung slowly with grace notes and melodic embellishments. Typical of the Appalachian tunes from the southern United States, NEW BRITAIN is pentatonic with melodic figures that outline triads. It was first published as a hy…

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BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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The Cyber Hymnal #13440
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #13440

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #77a

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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