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Caneuon Ffydd

Caneuon Ffydd (2001). In 1993 the five major denominations in Wales (Anglican, Baptist, Congregationalist, Methodist, Presbyterian) appointed a joint committee to produce a hymnbook for the use of all the Welsh-speaking churches. A hope that such a book might be produced had been expressed in 1927, but never realized. The book, Caneuon Ffydd (Songs of Faith) appeared in 2001 with 873 Welsh texts and 704 tunes, and, in addition, 86 English texts without tunes, and 33 Psalms and Canticles. The denominations share a historic core of hymnody, but selection here was not as simple as it might have been. Even when first verses of hymns are the same, the denominational editors have often used...

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