Calon Lân (A Pure Heart)

Calon Lân is a well-known Welsh hymn. John Hughes (1872-1914) wrote the tune and Daniel James (1847-1920) wrote the words.

Calon Lân

Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus,
Aur y byd na'i berlau mân:
Gofyn wyf am galon hapus,
Calon onest, calon lân.

Cytgan
Calon lân yn llawn daioni,
Tecach yw na'r lili dlos:
Dim ond calon lân all ganu-
Canu'r dydd a chanu'r nos.

Pe dymunwn olud bydol,
Hedyn buan ganddo sydd;
Golud calon lân, rinweddol,
Yn dwyn bythol elw fydd.

Cytgan

Hwyr a bore fy nymuniad
Gwyd i'r nef ar edyn cân
Ar i Dduw, er mwyn fy Ngheidwad,
Roddi i mi galon lân.

Cytgan

A Pure Heart

I don't ask for a luxurious life,
the world's gold or its fine pearls:
I ask for a happy heart,
an honest heart, a pure heart.

Chorus
A pure heart is full of goodness,
More lovely than the pretty lily:
Only a pure heart can sing -
Sing day and night.

If I wished worldly wealth,
He has a swift seed;
The riches of a virtuous, pure heart,
Will be a perpetual profit.

Chorus

Late and early, my wish
Rise to heavan on the wing of song,
To God, for the sake of my Saviour,
Give me a pure heart.

Chorus

This song can be heard on the following albums:

Links

Source of these lyrics
http://www.madog.org/dysgwyr/caneuon/can03.html

Video of Siân James singing this song
http://www.sing4wales.com/saesneg/?page_id=8

Sheet music and recording of this song
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sfo/music/001623.HTM

Codi Canu - recordings of the tune, the words, plus different parts
http://www.s4c.co.uk/codicanu/e_rehearsalroom_practice_calonLan.shtml

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