Capel y Ddôl - Carol Nadolig 1916

Capel y Ddôl - Carol Nadolig 1916
Dyma'r dydd y gwelwyd Iesu
   Yn y preseb gwae1 ei drem,
Ac angylion Duw yn canu
   Uwchben meysydd Bethlehem,
      Canwn ninnau 
   Gyda'r Engyl gwynion Duw.

Er mai preseb oer difoliant
   Gafodd Ef yn faban gynt,
Pan yn dyfod o'r Gogoniant,
   Tua'r ddaear ar ei hynt,
      Holl allweddau
   Tragwyddoldeb sy'n Ei law.

Deuwch engyl eto i ganu
   Uwch ein hen ryfelgar fyd,
Cenwch wrtho am yr Iesu
   All dawelu'r brwydrau i gyd,
      Yn y moliant
   Uned holl deyrnasoedd byd.

Ellis Evans (Hedd Wyn) 1887-1917

Chapel of the Valley A 1916 Christmas Carol
Here is the day Jesus was seen
   In the roughly-made manger,
And God's angels singing
   Above the fields of Bethlehem,
      Let us sing
   With the blessed angels of God.

Though the crib be coldly cheerless
   It received Him as a child once,
When coming from the Glory,
   Towards the earth on its course,
      All the keys
   Of eternity are in His hand.

Come, angels, again to sing
   Above our old warring world,
Sing to it about Jesus
   Who can still all the battles,
      In the praise
   Let all the world's nations be united.

tr. 2010 Richard B Gillion


The middle column is a literal translation of the Welsh (corrections welcome). A Welsh translation is identified by the abbreviation 'cyf.', an English translation by 'tr.'

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