Calon Lân

Lyrics - Welsh

(Melody by Daniel James, 1890s, Lyrics by John Hughes)

Nid wy’n gofyn bywyd moethus,
Aur y byd na’i berlau mân:
Gofyn wyf am galon hapus,
Calon onest, calon lân.

Refrain
Calon lân yn llawn daioni,
Tecach yw na’r lili dlos:
Dim ond calon lân all ganu
Canu’r dydd a chanu’r nos.

English Translation - Pure Heart

I don’t ask for a luxurious life,
World gold or its pearls:
I ask for a happy heart,
An honest heart, a clean heart.

Refrain
A pure heart full of goodness,
Fairer than the lilly lily:
Only a pure heart can sing
Singing by day and night.

Singable English version 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.

Refrain
A clean heart o’erflow’d with goodness,
Fairer than the lily white;
A clean heart forever singing,
Singing through the day and night.

Singable English version 2

I’d not ask a life that’s easy,
Gold and pearls so little mean,
Rather seek a heart that’s joyful,
Heart that’s honest, heart that’s clean.

Refrain
Heart that’s clean and filled with virtue,
Fairer far than lilies white,
Only pure hearts praise God truly,
Praise him all the day and night.

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