CALON LÂN

CALON LÂN

Composer: John Hughes
Published in 17 hymnals


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Composer: John Hughes

[Landore] John Hughes was born in 1872 in Penybryn Pembrokeshire, but when he was 3 the family moved to Swansea. He left school at 11 to become an office boy in the Dyffryn Steel Works Morriston and at the time of his death in 1914 he had become the Marketing Manager for the company and travelled worldwide for the business. He taught himself 6 languages. John Hughes composed many hymn tunes while he was travelling. Many of them were for "Gymanfa Ganu" which were popular annual singing festivals in Wales. One day he was approached by Daniel James who asked him to put music to a poem which he had written. John Hughes did so, and played it for the first time on the organ of Philadelphia Chapel where he was the organist. The rest of the stor… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Hughes
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 51312 31567 16433
Notes: Alt. Tunes: Beecher, John Zundel, 1870, Deerhurst, James Langran, 1859, Erie, Charles C. Converse, 1868
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus

I Will Sing the Wondrous Story

I will sing the wondrous story
Of the Christ who died for me.
How He left His home in glory
For the cross of Calvary.
I was lost, but Jesus found me,
Found the sheep that went astray,
Threw His loving arms around me,
Drew me back into His way.

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Tsy mangataka aho Tompo (I don't want anything, O Lord)

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3
Text: Abba, Father! We Approach Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7635
Text: The Wonder of the Story
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9644
Text: Blessed Savior, Thou Didst Suffer
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10322
Text: Better Far Than Life To Me
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11907
Text: The Legion Dispossessed
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #6587
Text: Tsy mangataka aho Tompo (I don't want anything, O Lord)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
Text

Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #723

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #223

Text

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #482b

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #764

Singing the Faith #323a

Audio

Small Church Music #518

Audio

Small Church Music #3707

Audio

Small Church Music #6587

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7635

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9644

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10322

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #11907

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #66

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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