Ynys Mon - Cymanfa Gyhoeddi Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol


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Ynys Mon - Cymanfa Gyhoeddi

Cawn ddychwelyd i Gapel Hyfrydle, Caergybi a chymanfa gyhoeddi Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Ynys Mon, 2017. Capel Hyfrydle, Holyhead featuring the Cymanfa launching the 2017 National...


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-From Capel Hyfrydle, Holyhead,

-we join the cymanfa ganu...

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-..to launch the

-2017 Anglesey National Eisteddfod.

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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're joined

-by Reverend Harri Parri...

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-..who will take me

-to some of the locations...

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-..that were important in

-John Williams Brynsiencyn's life.

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-We will also enjoy performances...

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-..by the united choirs

-of Esceifiog and Adlais...

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-..as well as Cordia, who won

-Can i Gymru earlier in the year.

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-It's a pleasure

-having your company once again.

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-Brynsiencyn is just up the road,

-we're on the banks of the Menai.

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-Why is this location significant?

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-John Williams

-crossed to Caernarvonshire...

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-..and the rest of Wales

-by steamer ferry from here.

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-It left Tal y Foel

-for Victoria Dock in Caernarfon.

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-This was his mode of transport

-before acquiring a car.

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-He would walk a mile

-from Llwyn Idris, his home.

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-He's probably one of Wales'

-greatest religious heroes.

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-Yes, in his formative years,

-at least.

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-I'd say he was the most famous

-preacher and orator of his day.

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-However,

-when the Great War broke out...

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-..he choose a side and believed

-conscientiously in army recruitment.

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-Within a week

-of war breaking out in the August...

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-..he was the chief army recruiter

-here in Brynsiencyn.

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-I look forward to hearing more

-about John Williams later.

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-We begin with Arglwydd Iesu Dysg I'm

-Gerdded sung to the tune Rhondda.

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-This is Llwyn Idris, the location

-of John Williams' former home.

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-It was a big house, by all accounts.

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-It was a big house, by all accounts.

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-Llwyn Idris is still here.

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-John Williams

-retired at 52 years old.

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-He was the minister of Prince's Road

-Chapel and was very popular.

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-Up to 1,000 people would

-listen to him preach in Liverpool.

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-He spent his retirement

-at Llwyn Idris.

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-Half the house was built

-before he left Bryn for Liverpool.

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-I'm not sure how he managed this

-but when he returned to Anglesey...

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-..he extended the house

-and turned it into a mansion...

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-..with gardens and so on.

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-I'd say he led a comfortable life.

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-When I checked the 1911 Census...

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-..a staff of five

-lived at the house...

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-..as well as those who worked

-outdoors such as the gardener.

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-He also had three maids and

-a private teacher for his daughters.

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-He also had a chauffeur

-to drive him around in 1911.

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-It was his vocation to travel across

-Wales, preaching to the nation.

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-Sometimes he'd preach

-for a fortnight at a time.

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-He'd start out from Brynsiencyn

-on a Monday...

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-..and head to Porthmadog,

-Dolgellau, on to Machynlleth.

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-He'd reach Pembrokeshire

-by the following Sunday...

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-..and preach every night

-and occasional afternoon...

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-..on his way home.

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-He was a renowned

-and popular preacher.

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-When he returned to Llwyn Idris,

-he wanted to enjoy life, preach...

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-..promote his denomination

-as he believed strongly in that...

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-..and dedicate time to his hobbies.

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-He liked shooting,

-fishing and woodwork.

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-However, war broke out in 1914

-and life changed.

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-For the Eisteddfod's proclamation

-cymanfa ganu at Capel Hyfrydle...

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-..an united choir was formed...

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-..of singers from

-Cor Esceifiog and Adlais choirs.

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-They will perform the words of

-another Anglesey legend, John Elias.

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-Ai Am Fy Meiau I

-Dioddefodd Iesu Mawr.

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-# My sin, was that the cause

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-# That Jesus suffered here

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-# When love came down

-in mighty pow'r

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-# And brought God's presence near?

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-# Fulfilling law's demands

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-# Justice was satisfied

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-# Our crushing debt he paid in full

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-# When for our sin he died

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-# To death upon the cross

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-# Obedient he did go

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-# His blood

-will wash the vilest heart

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-# Pure as the driven snow

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-# 'Twas for our death he died

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-# By death he sets us free

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-# And through his blood a multitude

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-# Will live eternally

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-# He bowed his head and died

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-# "'Tis finished" was his cry

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-# The veil was rent and opened was

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-# Our way to heaven on high

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-# He vanquished darkest hell

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-# The serpent down he trod

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-# From prison released a multitude

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-# Through grace to live with God

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-# He vanquished darkest hell

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-# The serpent down he trod

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-# From prison released a multitude

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-# Through grace to live with God

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-# Through grace to live with God #

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-We're now standing

-outside Horeb, Brynsiencyn.

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-John Williams' father's advice

-to him was to ask for two things.

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-A clean gun and a dirty Bible.

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-A clean barrel to shoot

-a rabbit, hare or pheasant...

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-..for the kitchen table.

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-And a dirty Bible in the sense

-that it had been handled and read.

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-The Bible was central

-in John Williams' life.

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-His command of Welsh

-came from the Bible.

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-He opened the Bible here

-on a Sunday night...

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-..and won over the congregation.

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-There's a story of a man who came

-here to listen to him one Sunday.

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-He'd probably worked hard all week

-as he was asleep in the beginning.

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-By the end of the sermon,

-he was like a dog with a bone.

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-He awoke and listened intently,

-digesting it all.

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-By the end

-he apparently burst into tears...

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-..because the sermon

-had reached its climax.

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-We're in Capel Seion, Llandrygarn,

-in the heart of Anglesey.

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-This plaque tells me

-that this is where John Williams...

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-..preached his final sermon.

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-Yes, approximately a month

-before his death.

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-He'd been poorly for only a couple

-of weeks before he deteriorated.

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-He'd been out shooting for the day.

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-He'd walked for 12 hours,

-shooting pheasants.

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-By the time he preached his

-final sermon he had deteriorated.

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-When was this plaque erected?

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-It comes as a surprise to me but it

-was placed on the pulpit in 1934.

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-The preachers of Anglesey

-got together...

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-..and started fundraising

-for this plaque to be erected.

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-Those who were kindred spirits and

-those who shared the same ideas.

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-He was still popular in 1934

-but not universally so.

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-If you were a parent in Llandrygarn

-and Llannerch-y-medd...

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-..who'd lost a son in WWI,

-it was a different story.

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-It's ironic that

-there's a tablet above the pulpit...

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-..which commemorates three members

-of this chapel who died in WWI.

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-It's very ironic that

-one is directly above the other.

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-Three men from this small chapel

-lost their lives.

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-Unlike this chapel, John Williams

-was used to preaching...

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-..in large buildings

-to thousands of people.

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-Yes, it was remarkable.

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-6,000-7,000 people.

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-7,000 had turned up to

-listen to him preach in Caernarfon.

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-Morgan Humphreys, who was

-a famous journalist in his day...

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-..said that John Williams

-preached to 7,000.

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-As he preached

-he moved his arm from side to side.

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-He claimed that all the congregation

-mirrored his movements.

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-He had a talent for spreading

-the gospel and had great influence.

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-Next is a performance.

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-This is Cordia to sing Fel Yr Hydd.

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-# As the deer panteth for the water

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-# So my soul longs after you

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-# You alone are my heart's desire

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-# And I long to worship you

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-# You alone

-are my strength, my shield

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-# To you alone may my spirit yield

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-# You alone are my heart's desire

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-# And I long to worship you

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-# I want you more

-than gold or silver

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-# Only you can satisfy

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-# You alone are the real joy giver

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-# And the apple of my eye

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-# You alone

-are my strength, my shield

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-# To you alone may my spirit yield

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-# You alone are my heart's desire

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-# And I long to worship you

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-# You're my friend

-and you're my brother

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-# Even though you are King

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-# I love you more than any other

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-# So much more than anything

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-# You alone

-are my strength, my shield

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-# To you alone may my spirit yield

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-# You alone are my heart's desire

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-# And I long to worship you

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-# And I long to worship you

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-# And I long to worship you #

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-We're now at

-St Catherine's Church, Llanfaes...

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-..where John Williams is buried.

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-His grave

-is behind my right shoulder.

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-It was his original intention

-to be buried in Brynsiencyn.

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-He'd said many a time, "Bury me

-in the Bryn with my countrymen."

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-But he changed his mind.

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-He chose to be buried,

-intentionally, I'd say...

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-..next to John Elias, his hero.

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-It was a huge funeral,

-the biggest Anglesey had ever seen.

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-Whilst travelling

-from Brynsiencyn to here...

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-..the boats on the Menai sailed

-at half-mast out of respect...

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-..like Churchill 40 years later when

-the cranes were bowed on the Thames.

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-This is where he's buried.

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-R Williams Parry referred to him

-as a gentle saint.

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-It's been a pleasure

-spending time with you.

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-Thank you for sharing your knowledge

-of John Williams Brynsiencyn.

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-We end with the anthemic

-Mawr Oedd Crist Yn Nhragwyddoldeb...

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-..sung to the hymn tune

-Bryn Myrddin.

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-Goodbye from us both.

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Cawn ddychwelyd i Gapel Hyfrydle, Caergybi a chymanfa gyhoeddi Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Ynys Mon, 2017. Capel Hyfrydle, Holyhead featuring the Cymanfa launching the 2017 National Eisteddfod.