'Rwyf yma, Arglwydd, wrth Dy draed

'Rwyf yma, Arglwydd, wrth Dy draed

Welsh Words: William Williams
Tune: PENTALPHA
Published in 1 hymnal

Welsh Words: William Williams

William Williams, called the "Watts of Wales," was born in 1717, at Cefn-y-coed, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. He originally studied medicine, but abandoned it for theology. He was ordained Deacon in the Church of England, but was refused Priest's Orders, and subsequently attached himself to the Calvinistic Methodists. For half a century he travelled in Wales, preaching the Gospel. He died in 1791. Williams composed his hymns chiefly in the Welsh language; they are still largely used by various religious bodies in the principality. Many of his hymns have appeared in English, and have been collected and published by Sedgwick. His two principal poetical works are "Hosannah to the Son of David," and "Gloria in Excelsis." --Annotati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Rwyf yma, Arglwydd, wrth Dy draed
Welsh Words: William Williams
Language: Welsh
Publication Date: 1979
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1979.



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