TheLondonWelshRugbyClubChoir.org. As part of TV coverage of the 2012 Six Nations Rugby on Welsh TV, the London Welsh Rugby Club Choir were asked to sing live on TV at the London Welsh Rugby Club at Old Deer Park, Richmond. The Choir was broadcast live singing Caradog Roberts' wonderful setting of the traditional hymn 'Rachie'.

As can be seen from the translation below, the words by Henry Lloyd (bardic name 'Ap Hefin') - "I bob un sydd ffyddlon..." - are a call to battle. 'Rachie' refers to Caradog Roberts' daughter.

The London Welsh Rugby Club Choir was also selected to sing with Eric Idle in 'Always Look On The Bright Side of Life' at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London - dressed as Welsh grannies! - and (with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir) to sing the Olympic Anthem. These performances were seen by over 1 Billion people worldwide on television, as well as the 80,000 audience in the Olympic Stadium, and form two of the tracks on the official sound track album 'A Symphony of British Music', the top-selling album in 9 countries!

The London Welsh Rugby Club Choir is available to hire for functions and events at TheLondonWelshRugbyClubChoir.org

Geiriau/Lyrics:

I bob un sydd ffyddlon
Dan Ei faner Ef,
Mae gan Iesu goron
Fry yn nheyrnas nef:
Lluoedd Duw a Satan
Sydd yn cwrdd yn awr:
Mae gan blant eu cyfran
Yn y rhyfel mawr.

Cytgan:
I bob un sydd ffyddlon
Dan Ei faner Ef
Mae gan Iesu goron
Fry yn nheyrnas nef.

Awn i gwrdd y gelyn
Bawb ag arfau glân;
Uffern sydd i'n herbyn
A'i phicellau tân.
Gwasgwn yn y rhengau,
Ac edrychwn fry;
Concrwr byd ac angau
Acw sydd o'n tu!

Haleliwia, Haleliwia
Moliant iddo byth amen
Haleliwia, Haleliwia
Moliant iddo byth amen

English:

To everyone who is faithful
Under his banner,
Jesus has a crown
Up in the kingdom of Heaven.
The forces of God and Satan
Are now meeting:
The children have their contribution
In the great war

Chorus:
To everyone who is faithful
Under his banner,
Jesus has a crown
Up in the kingdom of Heaven.

We'll go meet the enemy
Everyone with holy weapons;
Hell is against us
With it's pikes of fire.
We'll squeeze into the ranks
And we'll look up;
The conqueror of the world and death
Is all around us

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