1. Calon Lan

From the recording To Warm The Winter's Night

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Calon Lan pays tribute to the rich choral tradition of the Welsh people and speaks to the idea that a good heart can do a great deal of good.


Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus
Aur y byd na'i berlau mân
Gofyn rwyf am calon hapus
Calon onest, calon lân.

Calon lân yn llawn daioni
Tecach yw na'r lili dlos
Does ond calon lân all ganu
Canu'r dydd a chanu'r nos.

Pe dymunwn olud bydol
Chwim adenydd iddo sydd
Golud calon lân rinweddol
Yn dwyn bythol elw fydd.

Hwyr a bore fy nymuniad
Esgyn ar adenydd cân
Ar i Dduw, er mwyn fy Ngheidwad
Roddi imi galon lân.

English Translation
by Rees Harris

I seek not life's ease and pleasures,
Earthly riches, pearls nor gold;
Give to me a heart made happy,
Clean and honest to unfold

A clean heart o'erflow'd with goodness,
Fairer than the lily bright;
A clean heart forever singing,
Singing through the day and night

If I cherish earthly treasures
Swift they flee and all is vain;
A clean heart enriched with virtues
Bring to me eternal gain

Morn and evening my petition
Wings its flight to heaven in song;
In the name of my Redeemer,
Make my heart clear, pure and strong.