Well, the answers didn’t come pouring in, so I think I’ll post the hymn.
A Welsh hymn, performed by Canadian students on an island in Hawaii–Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, sung by students from Fountainview Academy: this is what makes Christianity a world religion.
I have a yen to post another hymn, Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah–it’s been in my mind all morning.
But I also want to satirize the 2022 World Series before it’s over and forgotten as if it had never occurred at all. That ought to take about two weeks, tops.
In the interests of advancing a democracy that doesn’t exist, I ask for guidance from the readers. Which post would you rather see? (“Ask ’em, just ask ’em!” says Byron the Quokka).
To allow time for the answers to come pouring in, I’ll go outside and have a cigar and read some more of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
This glorious Welsh hymn, Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, is loved all over the world. Cwm Rhondda is its name in Welsh; and we also know it as Bread of Heaven.
The pictures suggest, to me, how deeply planted in Britain in the Christian faith. It may yet yield another harvest.
There’s nothing better for a hymn than a Welsh men’s choir. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, also known as Cwm Rhondda, is sort of an unofficial Welsh national anthem. Sung here by the Morriston Orpheus Choir, in English and in Welsh.
A new video from Fountainview Academy–Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah: a Welsh hymn sung by North American students on a Hawaiian beach.
There’s a chance this hymn will stay with me throughout the day. I rather hope it does.
There’s nothing better than a Welsh hymn, sung by a Welsh choir. This is Bread of Heaven, which we also know as Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. Its Welsh name is Cwm Rhondda. Sung by the Morriston Orpheus Choir.
I must be in a mood for Welsh hymns; and I couldn’t resist the video of the journey–a country road in the Hudson River valley.
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, sung at the 2012 Synod of the United Reformed Church: its Welsh name is Cwm Rhondda.
I was stuck for a hymn–I think I’ve been repeating the same few hymns too often–but there was no way to go wrong with this one: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda in Welsh), sung by a Welsh choir, the Morriston Orpheus Choir. There are some Welsh lyrics toward the end, in case you want to sing along.
How that title, Cwm Rhondda, used to mystify me! Now I know it’s Welsh for “Rhondda Valley,” where I presume the melody originally came from. The actual title is Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. This is the Morriston Orpheus Choir; and if they break into Welsh down the stretch–well, that’s enthusiasm.
This traditional Welsh melody, “Cwm Rhondda,” has found its way into many hymns world-wide. Here it powers Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, sung to beat the band at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church.