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Welsh Hymn sung by COR SEIRIOL.   .
Welsh words by J.Vernon Lewis, minister of religion.
This copyrighted recording is from the album SAIN SCD 2035 (p 1993 Sain (Recordiau)Cwyf).
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Literal translation by Ron.Jones, Four Crosses, @2000

1. Gwawr wedi hirnos, can wedi loes,
  Nerth wedi llesgedd, coron 'r ol croes;
   Chwerw dry'n felys, no fydd yn ddydd,
  Cartref 'r ol crwydro, wylo ni bydd.

1. [Dawn after long night, a song after pain
  Strength after weakness, a crown after affliction
   The bitter will become sweet, the night day,
  A home after wandering, weeping will be no more.]

2. Medi'r cynhaeaf, haul wedi glaw,
  Treiddio'r dirgelwch, hedd wedi braw,
   Wedi gofidiau, hir lawenhau'
  Gorffwys 'r ol lludded, hedd i barhau.

2. [Reaping the harvest, sun after rain,
  Penetrating the mystery, tranquility after fright,
   After sorrows/tribulations, prolonged rejoicing,
  Rest after fatigue, an everlasting praise.]

3. Heuir mewn dagrau. medir yn llon,
  Cariad sy'n llywio stormydd y don;
   Byr ysgafn gystudd, derfydd yn llwyr
  Yn y gogoniant ddaw gyda'r hwyr.

3. [Sown in tears, reaped in joy
  It is love that governs the storms of life;
   A short light affliction will cease entirely
  In the glory that will come in the evening.}

4. Verse four is omitted from the recital.

   Farnwr y byw a'r meirw ynghyd,
  D'eiddo yw nerthoedd angau a'r byd;
   Clod a gogoniant fyddo i ti,
  Ffrind a Gwaredwr oesoedd di-ir'.

4. [The judge both of the living and of the dead,
  Thine are the powers of death and the world;
   Praise and glory be thine
  Everlasting Friend and Redeemer.]

5. Anniflnedig gartef ein Duw,
  Ninnau nid ofnwn, ynddo cawn fyw,
   Byw i gyfiawnder, popeth yn dda,
  Byw yn oes oesedd, Haleliwia.

5. [In the perpetual home of our God,
  We shall not fear, there shall we live,
   Live unto justice, all will be well
  Live for ever, Hallelujah.]

 Verses 1, 2, from Francis Ridley Havergal's hymn.
 cyf. J.D.Vernon Lewis, 1879-1970
 Verses 3,4,5 J.D.Vernon Lewis


 The original words:-

  Light after darkness, gain after loss;
 Strength after weakness, crown after cross;
  Sweet after bitter, hope after fears,
 Home after wandering, praise after tears.

  Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain,
 Sight after mystery, peace after pain;
  Joy after sorrow, calm after blast,
 Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last.

  Near after distant, gleam after gloom;
 Love after loneliness, life after tomb;
  After long agony, rapture of bliss,
 Right was the pathway leading to this.

 Francis R. Havergal, 1836-79

 To the same tune:-

  Rest for the weary, Joy of the sad.
 Hope of the dreary, Light of the glad;
  Home of the stranger, Strength to the end,
 Refuge from danger, Saviour and friend !

  Pillow where, lying, Love rests its head;
 Peace of the dying, Life of the dead;
  Path of the lowly, Prize at the end,
 Breath of the holy, Saviour and friend !

  When my feet stumble, I'll to thee cry;
 Crown of the humble, Cross of the high.
  When my steps wander, Over me bend,
 Truer and fonder, Saviour and friend !

  Ever confessing Thee, I will raise
 Unto Thee blessing Glory and praise;
  All my endeavour, World without end,
 Thine to be ever, Saviour and friend.

 J.S.B.Monsell, 1863


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