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Bonus Hymn: ‘Hyfrydol’ in Welsh

A Welsh men’s choir, Bryn Terfel, sings Hyfrydol–in Welsh, so don’t ask me for the lyrics. It’s one of my very favorite hymns, and it uplifts me even though I don’t understand the words. The name of the melody, “Hyfrydol,” means “Delightful.” I think there’s a set of lyrics for every denomination, but the melody remains the same: delightful.

Beautiful! ‘Hyfrydol’ in Welsh

You don’t have to understand the language to appreciate the hymn. I don’t know how many different sets of lyrics there are for this traditional Welsh hymn; every denomination seems to have its own. But here it is in Welsh, sung by the Black Mountain Choir. I don’t understand a word of it, and yet it speaks to me. I hope it does to you, too. Lord, hear all our prayers, and be not far from us today.

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