CALON LÂN

CALON LÂN

Composer: John Hughes
Published in 16 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

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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Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus

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)
Small Church Music #6587
Text: Tsy mangataka aho Tompo (I don't want anything, O Lord)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #723Text
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #223
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #482bText
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #764
Singing the Faith #323a
Small Church Music #518Audio
Small Church Music #3707Audio
Small Church Music #6587Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7635TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9644TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10322TextScoreAudio
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #66
Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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