‘Hyfrydol’

Every denomination, it seems has its own set of lyrics to go with this hymn. But here we have the original Hyfrydol, sung in Welsh by a Welsh choir. I can’t translate a word of it, but I don’t think I have to: the music speaks for itself.

Our All-Time Most Viewed Post: ‘Hyfrydol’ (with a short prayer)

Once upon a time, in February of 2019, I posted a Welsh hymn, Hyfrydol, sung by a Welsh choir; and 577 views came pouring in for that post alone. No other post has ever come close to matching it.

I think every denomination’s hymnal has its own set of lyrics to go with this melody. I don’t understand a word of the Welsh lyrics, but I don’t think you have to: the music speaks directly to one’s spirit.

Look, I’m trying not to do any nooze today, it’s Sunday, all the bad business will still be there tomorrow–and may the Lord God Almighty, holy and righteous and just, all-powerful, all-wise… fight for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Don’t Miss This Hymn!

You can’t beat a Welsh choir for singing hymns; and you’ll soon understand why they call Sir Harry Secombe “the Welsh Pavarotti.” Here he is with the Treorchy Male Choir, and the hymn is the traditional Cwm Rhondda–which we also know (among other titles) as Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.

‘Love Divine, All Loves Excelling’

The Welsh hymn, Hyfrydol, seems to have a different set of lyrics for every denomination’s hymnal. Here the choir at the First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, sings at as Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. Whatever the version, I’ve always loved it.

Fun fact: A posting of Hyfrydol (not this one) a year or two ago produced this blog’s all-time high single day’s viewership–over 300 views that day. I guess I’m not the only one who loves it!

Special Encore, ‘Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah’

After bumming myself out on the nooze, and on comments by persons whose worldly wisdom moves them to surrender to the wicked and ungodly–and a thunder and hail storm, on top of it–this hymn marched into my mind and wouldn’t let up: and I had to have it.

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda in Welsh), sung by choir and congregation at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church–sing it loud, sing it loud!

For God is nigh.

‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’ (Fountainview)

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.

In Gratitude: ‘Bread of Heaven’

I thank God the Father for hearing your prayers for me yesterday: today, so far, so good. No bleeding.

This traditional Welsh hymn, Bread of Heaven (also known as Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah), pretty well expresses how I feel this morning. Sung by the Morriston Orpheus Choir–“praises I will give to thee!”

Joshua & Jeremy: ‘Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus’

I don’t know what time it is in Japan, so maybe our friends Joshua and Jeremy have gone to bed already. But we haven’t.

You want to know how Christianity works? Here is a Welsh hymn performed by two young men in Japan, and a video watched by Christians (and others) all over the world.

Now when are you guys gonna sing?

‘Bread of Heaven’

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.

‘Bread of Heaven’

How ancient are these churches! How deeply rooted is the faith!

This is the Morriston Orpheus Choir singing Bread of Heaven in English and Welsh, in churches that look like they grew out of the earth, to nestle amid scenes of natural beauty, God’s handiwork.