Welsh hymns given modern make-over

A book containing 50 of the once very well-known Welsh hymns, re-written in simpler language by Father Bigmore, will be launched by the Archbishop of Wales next month. The book, Songs Of Praise The Valleys Sing, includes the likes of Blaenwern – the traditional setting of Love Divine, All Loves ExcellingBerwyn – the setting for Light of the World, Forever, Ever Shining; the rugby fans’ favourite Rachie – the setting for I Bob Un Sydd Ffyddlon (To Everyone Who is Faithful); and Ar Hyd Y Nos – which has been used for a range of hymns, including All Through The NightFor The Beauty Of creation, and God, That Madest Earth And Heaven.

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