Rhuthun Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol


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Daw'r canu o Gapel Bethania, Rhuthun gyda Nia Wyn Jones yn arwain a Tim Stuart wrth yr organ. Singing from Capel Bethania, Ruthin with Nia Wyn Jones conducting and Tim Stuart on...


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-From the town of Ruthin

-in the Vale of Clwyd...

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-..welcome to

-Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol.

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-# Soli Deo gloria

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-# Soli Deo gloria

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-# Soli Deo gloria #

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-This week we'll meet

-two members of Bethania Chapel.

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-One is a former footballer...

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-..and the other

-is a young member of the church.

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-We'll also hear performances

-by the Ysgol Pen Barras choir...

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-..and Angharad Rowlands.

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-The congregational singing

-comes from Bethania.

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-Nia Wyn Jones is the conductor

-and Tim Stuart is at the organ.

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-We begin with Molianned Uchelderau'r

-Nef Yr Arglwydd Am Ei Waith.

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-Joining me now

-is Iwan Vaughan Evans...

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-..an elder at Bethania

-and a former goalkeeper.

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-Yes, indeed.

-I played football for many years.

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-I'm fortunate enough

-to still be playing...

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-..on the Astro Turf in Ruthin.

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-I'm healthy enough...

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-..and some would say foolish enough

-to still be playing.

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-Tell me about your role

-as church elder, Iwan.

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-I'm obviously an elder...

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-..and the reason

-I accepted that role...

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-..is because

-I feel it's up to my generation...

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-..to ensure the Christian cause

-at Bethania continues.

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-I feel a sense of duty,

-to be honest...

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-..to promote and sustain the cause.

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-How are things at Bethania nowadays?

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-Things are going very well.

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-We're a relatively

-young congregation...

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-..though there are older people who

-are original members of Bethania.

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-Families who have moved into the

-area also make up the congregation.

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-We have lots of fun. It's a

-very lively community, I must say.

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-Your name

-suggests a family connection...

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-..to Morfydd Vaughan Evans...

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-..who conducted the Ruthin

-and District Choir for many years.

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-Are you related?

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-Yes. Morfydd was my aunt.

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-Her husband, Penri,

-was my mother's brother.

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-Morfydd conducted the choir for

-many years and was also its founder.

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-We had a very prosperous time

-under her leadership.

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-I have very fond memories of her.

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-Composer Robat Arwyn is one of the

-members of Bethania Chapel, Ruthin.

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-It's fitting

-that the Ysgol Pen Barras choir...

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-..will perform

-one of his most popular pieces.

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-This is Brenin y Ser.

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-# I was 11 years old

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-# Staring into the eyes of time

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-# I was 11 years old

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-# I was weak without confidence

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-# I was the smallest ever

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-# Nothing more than a grain

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-# On the tip of my toes

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-# Reaching for the stars

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-# But I heard the moon

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-# Calling my name

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-# If you just listen

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-# You'll hear it

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-# King of the stars

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-# There's a song

-that hasn't been sung

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-# Climb higher

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-# Climb to the stars

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-# King of the stars

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-# One candle can light

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-# More than a thousand candles

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-# King of the stars

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-# I was a little older

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-# Having stared into

-the eyes of time

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-# Only a little older

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-# And growing in confidence

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-# There was a party in the heavens

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-# There was dancing in the stars

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-# The moon was singing

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-# In a scruffy tuxedo

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-# And it said

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-# King of the stars

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-# There's a song

-that hasn't been sung

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-# Climb higher

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-# Climb to the stars

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-# King of the stars

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-# One candle can light

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-# More than a thousand candles

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-# King of the stars

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-# I'm still here

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-# Staring into the eyes of time

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-# I'm still here

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-# Brimming with confidence

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-# Beside the cloud

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-# I see the full extent

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-# Of the stars' symphony

-and their wonder

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-# I heard the moon

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-# Calling my name

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-# If you just listen

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-# You'll hear it

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-# King of the stars

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-# There's a song

-that hasn't been sung

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-# Climb higher

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-# Climb to the stars

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-# King of the stars

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-# One candle can light

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-# More than a thousand candles

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-# King of the stars

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-# Climb higher

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-# Climb higher

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-# Climb to the stars

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-# King of the stars

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-# Climb higher

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-# Climb higher

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-# King of the

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-# Stars

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-# King of the

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-# Stars #

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-For our next hymn we return to

-the era of the Thirty Years' War...

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-..which affected a large swathe

-of Europe during the 12th century.

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-The original hymn was recited

-as grace before mealtimes...

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-..but it rose to popularity...

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-..when it was sung

-to celebrate the end of the war.

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-Its German title,

-Nun Danket Alle Gott...

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-..has been translated into Welsh.

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-This is Diolchwn Oll i Dduw

-a Llaw a Llais a Chalon.

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-I'm joined by one of Bethania

-Chapel's younger members.

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-Gruff McKee, you're in

-your final year at Ysgol Brynhyfryd.

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-Tell me about your hobbies.

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-I've played football and rugby

-for the town since I was seven.

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-I was also chosen to go to Patagonia

-to perform the play Mimosa.

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-I also performed in Les Mis

-in Cardiff at the end of October.

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-How does the chapel

-play a part in your life?

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-Chapel has been central

-throughout my life.

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-I've been coming to Sunday school

-since the age of four.

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-The Sunday School

-had a faithful young contingent.

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-It's helped me in my life because

-we've remained friends to this day.

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-The chapel helped me recently

-when I went to Patagonia.

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-I had to raise funds

-for the journey...

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-..so a concert called Bwrlwm

-Bethania was held at the chapel...

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-..featuring Rhys Meirion

-and Robat Arwyn.

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-It was a huge success,

-so I'm very grateful to the chapel.

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-How would you describe your faith...

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-..and the way

-you think about God and religion?

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-God is a big part of my life...

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-..because I've been brought up

-with religion.

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-I think the power of prayer

-is remarkable...

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-..because it's something personal...

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-..and I'm able to talk to God

-about my problems and issues...

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-..that I can't discuss

-with other people.

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-Thank you for the chat

-and good luck in future.

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-In 1982, Susan Williams

-was sitting at the kitchen table...

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-..playing around with her keyboard

-when a melody came to her.

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-She then meditated on God's love and

-wrote a song about her experience.

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-Here is Angharad Rowlands

-to perform the song.

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-# Never have I felt love

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-# Like your tender love

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-# So selfless,

-generous and benevolent

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-# A wonderful love is yours

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-# A love that is infinite

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-# As deep as the ocean

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-# Full of wonder

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-# And richness

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-# A love that no-one can move

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-# A love that is unchangeable

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-# Yours is a perfect love

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-# This is the love

-that took hold of me

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-# I used to be inconsiderate

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-# When you called on me

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-# I didn't want to know you

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-# Or have anything to do with you

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-# My heart was hard

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-# To your earnest petitions

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-# But now you're my shadow

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-# You're my refuge,

-you're my fortress

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-# A love that no-one can move

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-# A love that is unchangeable

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-# Yours is a perfect love

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-# This is the love

-that took hold of me

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-# Never have I felt love

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-# Like your tender love

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-# It burns in my bosom

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-# And purifies by black soul

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-# It can never be spilt

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-# It can never be stolen

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-# Your love is so perfect

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-# Tranquil, pure and mild

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-# A love that no-one can move

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-# A love that is unchangeable

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-# Yours is a perfect love

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-# This is the love

-that took hold of me

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-# Of me

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-# This is the love

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-# That took hold of me #

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-We're nearing

-the end of the programme.

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-I hope you've enjoyed the programme

-and will join us again next week.

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-We leave you with the hymn tune

-Builth and its well-known words.

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-"Rhagluniaeth fawr y nef

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-"Mor rhyfedd yw esboniad

-helaeth hon o arfaeth Duw."

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-Goodbye from us all.

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-S4C Subtitles by Adnod Cyf.

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Daw'r canu o Gapel Bethania, Rhuthun gyda Nia Wyn Jones yn arwain a Tim Stuart wrth yr organ. Singing from Capel Bethania, Ruthin with Nia Wyn Jones conducting and Tim Stuart on the organ.