Ride on, Jesu, all-victorious

Ride on, Jesu, all-victorious. William Williams* (1717-1791), translated by Gwilym Owen Williams* (1913-1990). This hymn by William Williams Pantycelyn, ‘Marchog Jesu, yn llwyddiannus’, is part of a five-stanza hymn printed in Williams’s Gloria in Excelsis (1772), beginning ‘Mewn anialwch ’r wyf yn trigo’. The full text of the hymn is in Llyfr Emynau a Thonau y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd a Wesleaidd (1929) at nos. 420 (stanzas 4 and 5) and 421 (stanzas 1, 2 and 3). This translation is of stanzas 2, 3 and 4 of the original text, printed as a hymn in Emynau’r Eglwys (1941), the hymnbook of the Episcopal Church in Wales. In this form it must have become widely known: Robert Graves’s poem,...

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