Yr Hen Ganfed

English Words: Thomas Ken. (1637-1711)

Ken, Thomas, D.D. The bare details of Bishop Ken's life, when summarised, produce these results:—-Born at Berkhampstead, July, 1637; Scholar of Winchester, 1651; Fellow of New College, Oxford, 1657; B.A., 1661; Rector of Little Easton, 1663; Fellow of Winchester, 1666; Rector of Brighstone, 1667; Rector of Woodhay and Prebendary of Winchester, 1669; Chaplain to the Princess Mary at the Hague, 1679; returns to Winchester, 1680; Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1685; imprisoned in the Tower, 1688; deprived, 1691; died at Longleat, March 19, 1711. The parents of Ken both died during his childhood, and he grew up under the guardianship of Izaak Walton, who had married Ken's elder sister, Ann. The dominant Presbyterianism of Winchester and Ox… Go to person page >

Translator: Howel Harris. (1714-1773)

(no biographical information available about Howel Harris. (1714-1773).) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I Dad y trugareddau igyd (Praise God from whom all blessings flow)
Title: Yr Hen Ganfed
English Title: Old Hundredth
English Words: Thomas Ken. (1637-1711)
Translator: Howel Harris. (1714-1773)
Language: Welsh
Publication Date: 1979
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1979.

Tune

OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #VI
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted) #VI



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