Hymn translations


Since 2008, I have been working to make the treasures of Welsh hymn-writers accessible to both Welsh and English speakers, to enable the blessing of the wider Body of Christ through greater awareness of the unique voice God has given the Welsh people.

Below are the translations I have done so far.  I aim to keep updating these, so keep watching this space!

To view a hymn, click on its title.

In due course, I hope to produce a bi-lingual CD of the hymns which can be used to assist people learning them.



Hymn title                                          Tune used.


Christ was great, from time eternal /                         

Mawr oedd Crist yn nhragwyddoldeb                       Bryn Myrddin


Death's prisoners awaken /

Mae carcharorion angau                                             Wilkesbarre


Give me the peace /

Rho im yr hedd                                                             Rhys


In Eden; this my memory /

Yn Eden, cofiaf hynny byth                                         Buddugoliaeth


Lord, You deserve my every song /

Tydi sy deilwng oll o'm cân                                         Godre'r Coed


Make my heart Your holy Temple /

Boed fy nghalon iti'n demel                                         New tune by Owain Edwards

                                                                                        (Click here to view on YouTube)


My burdens fall as my heart feels /

Mi dafla' 'maich oddi ar fy ngwar                                Tyddewi


O gentle, heavenly Lamb /

O nefol, addfwyn Oen                                                   Rhosymedre


Oh, the depths of God's compassion /

Dyma gariad, pwy a'i traetha?                                      Garthowen


Show us once again, Lord Jesus /

Dyro inni weld o'r newydd                                            St. Elizabeth


Take me, Jesus, in my weakness /

Cymer, Iesu, fi fel 'rydwyf                                              Bryn Calfaria


The blood that ran upon the Tree /

Mae'r gwaed a redodd ar y Groes                                 Brynhyfryd


When the morning stars were singing /

Peraidd ganodd sêr y bore                                            Caersalem


You alone hear prayer from Heaven /

Ti yr hwn sy'n gwrando gweddi                                    Tyddyn Llwyn