At last night's Songs of Praise we sang a lovely Welsh (funeral) hymn. Alas, the English translation didn't scan (I'd failed to check) so we ended up with a trio by our three Weslsh speakers. And it was a delight to hear Welsh voices singing as only Welsh voices can. Here's the final verse...
O fryniau Caersalem ceir gweled
Holl daith yr anialwch i gyd,
Pryd hyn y daw troeon yr yrfa
Yn felys i lanw ein bryd;
Cawn edrych ar stormydd ac ofnau
Ac angau dychrynllyd a'r bedd,
A ninnau'n ddihangol o'u cyrraedd
Yn nofio mewn cariad a hedd.
From the hills of Jerusalem can be seen
The entire journey all through the desert,
This time come turns of the course
Sweetly to fill our mind;
We can look at the storms and fears
And horrendous death and the grave,
And we have escaped from their reach
Swimming in love and peace.