I love my master (Hen Alaw)
- Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2021-11-27). Score information: A4, 1 page, 197 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: I love my master
Composer: Hen Alaw
Lyricist: Frances Ridley Havergal
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 76. 76. D. 876
Instruments: A cappella
Description: Bryniau Casia appears to have been written for a Welsh Eisteddfof. Hen ('old') Alaw, the composer's name, may be a pen name a device traditionally used in the Eisteddfof competitions.
Some editions of I love my master
- do not include the refrain
- divide Havergal's work into stanzas of four lines.
In Loyal Responses: Or, Daily Melodies for the King's Minstrels (1882 New York) Havergal's work is laid out as nine stanzas of four lines. The extra lines required by the five verse eight line text below are provided by a repetition of the first four line stanza as the first lines of the fifth verse.
Original text and translations
I love, I love my master
I would not halve my service
Shall serve him, hour by hour*