This hymn was the anthem of the great Welsh Revival. I hope it blesses you as much as it has me. I’m particularly moved to hear it sung by young voices.
I’d love for us to learn and sing it regularly at St. Peter’s. Could it become our anthem too?
The lyrics are in Welsh. See English below.
1 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’erflown with goodness,
Fairer than the lilies bright;
A clean heart for ever singing,
Singing thro’ the day and night.
2 If I cherish earthly treasures,
Swift they flee and all is vain;
A clean heart enriched with virtues
Brings to me eternal gain. [Chorus]
3 Morn and evening my petition
Wings its flight to heaven in song;
In the name of my Redeemer,
Make my heart clean, pure, and strong. [Chorus]