I was wondering whether any Welsh HWI members could help me out here.
I've been discovering what a wealth of beautiful hymns and tunes come from Wales, from Calon Lan to Dyma gariad fel y moroedd (Here is Love Vast as the Ocean).
I recently came across Blaenwern. I am curious to know what are the original set of words to the tune. youtu.be/VC_u12nRbVw
According to Wikipedia, it is used for the Welsh hymn "Deued Dyddiau O Bob Cymysg". Is there an English versified translation of this hymn? I'd be really interested to see the translated lyrics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaenwern
Is "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" the most common text for this tune? Or is another text used more often in Wales?
Yes, it is a beautiful tune. It is a pity that it is not sung so often in the US. We have a hymn singing group with some friends, and I would like to introduce them to this tune. I would like to use the original words, if possible. If not, I will use what is most common.