Ar hyd y Nos - Welsh Folk Song and Hymn

Ar hyd y Nos Lyrics

Ar hyd y Nos (All through the Night) is a beautiful Welsh folk song and hymn. It has been sung by many famous singers and choirs including Bryn Terfel and Cerys Mathews and even the Australian Olivia Newton John. The song title is also mentioned in Max Boyce's Hymns and Arias!  The melody is also used in the hymns "Go My Children With My Blessing” (1983) and “God That Madest Earth and Heaven” (1827). 

The tune was first published in 1784 although the composer is unknown. The Welsh lyrics that are most often sung today were written by John Ceiriog Hughes (1832–1887). The most common English lyrics were written by Sir Harold Boulton in 1884 which are not a literal translation. 

Ar hyd y Nos - Welsh folk song - Lyrics and English translation
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 Ar Hyd y Nos - Lyrics and English Translation

Cymraeg  English Translation
Holl amrantau'r sêr ddywedant
Ar hyd y nos
"Dyma'r ffordd i fro gogoniant,"
Ar hyd y nos.
Golau arall yw tywyllwch
I arddangos gwir brydferthwch
Teulu'r nefoedd mewn tawelwch
Ar hyd y nos.
Hyd y nos.
O mor siriol, gwena'r seren
Ar hyd y nos
I oleuo'i chwaer ddaearen
Ar hyd y nos.
Nos yw henaint pan ddaw cystudd
Ond i harddu dyn a'i hwyrddydd
Rhown ein golau gwan i'n gilydd
Ar hyd y nos.
Hyd y nos.
All the stars' twinkles say
All through the night
"This is the way to the realm of glory,"
All through the night.
Other light is darkness
To show true beauty
The Heavenly family in peace
All through the night.
Through the night.
O, how cheerful smiles the star,
All through the night
To light its earthly sister
All through the night.
Old age is night when affliction comes
But to beautify man in his late days
We'll put our weak light together
All through the night.
Through the night.

 

 

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