Y Gwr wrth Ffynnon Jacob (Hen Alaw)

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  • (Posted 2021-11-27)  CPDL #66900:       
Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2021-11-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 200 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Y Gwr wrth Ffynnon Jacob
Composer: Hen Alaw
Lyricist: Unknown
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 76. 76. D. 876

Language: Welsh
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Bryniau Casia, the name of the tune, 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. The lyricists were TW and TP, but their identities are unknown.

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Original text and translations

Welsh.png Welsh text

Y Gwr wrth Ffynnon Jacob
Eisteddodd gynt i lawr,
Tramwyodd drwy Samaria,
Tramwyed yma'n awr;
'R oedd syched arno yno
Am gael eu hachub hwy,
Mae syched arno eto
Am achub llawer mwy.

Mwy, mwy am achub llawer mwy,
Mae syched arno eto
Am achub llawer mwy.

Y Gwr fu ar Galfaria
A welir ddydd a ddaw,
Yn eistedd ar ei orsedd,
A'r glorian yn ei law;
A phawb a gesglir ato
I'w pwyso ger ei fron,
O! f'enaid, cais dduwioldeb
A dry y glorian hon.

Hon, hon a dry y glorian hon.
O! f'enaid, cais dduwioldeb
A dry y glorian hon.

English.png English text

The man at Jacob's Well
He sat down quickly there,
Then went through Samaria
And, lo, (comes) here now;
He there he was thirsty
For them to be saved,
(More) thirsty again
For (many) more to save.

More, more, much more to save,
(More) thirsty again
For (many) more to save.

The man who on Calvary
Had seen the day that comes,
When seated on his throne,
[With] the scales in his hand;
And all the people collected
To be weighèd before him,
Oh! my soul, apply (his blood)
And this will turn the scales.

This, this (only) this will turn the scales.
Oh! my soul, apply (his blood)
And this will turn the scales.

Translation by Google and Stuart Moffatt