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Rachie

“Rachie” was first published in 1921 in a Welsh Independents (Congregationalist) hymn book (Y Caniedydd Cynulleidfaol Newydd), which was co-edited by Roberts. The words sung in Welsh to “Rachie” are typically I Bob Un Sydd Ffyddlon,[4] and were written by Henry Lloyd (1870-1946), who is better known by his bardic name Ap Hefin.[5][1] The lyrics are a call to battle, this can also be seen in the English translation. The words express a similar call to arms as does the hymn “Onward, Christian Soldiers“.

 

Lyrics

For the brave and loyal
Neath his banner bold
Jesus ever Royal
Holds a crown of gold.

To God’s faithful army
Satan’s mobs must yield;
We too have our duty
On the battle field.

For the brave and loyal
Neath his banner bold
Jesus ever Royal
Holds a crown of gold.

Forward we are marching
Bravely in God’s name;
See Hell’ hordes approaching
With their spears of flame.

Our ranks never falter,
Stretched out deep and wide.
With the mighty Victor Jesus
On our side.

For the brave and loyal
Neath his banner bold
Jesus ever Royal
Holds a crown of gold.

Alleluia, alleluia
Praise him now and ever more
Alleluia, alleluia
Praise him ever more.

Amen

I bob un sydd ffyddlon
Dan ei faner Ef
Mae gan Jesu goron
Fry yn nheyrna

Lluoedd Duw a Satan
Sydd yncwrdd yu awr;
Mae gan blant eu cyfran
Yn y rhyfel mawr.

I bob un sydd ffyddlon
Dan ei faner Ef
Mae gan Jesu goron
Fry yn nheyrnas Nef

Awn i gwrdd y gelyn
Bawb ag arfau glan;
Uffern sydd i’n herbyn
A’i phicellau tan.

Gwasgwyn yn y rhengau
Ac edrychwnfry;
Concrwr byd ac angau Acw
Syddo’n tu!

I bob un sydd ffyddlon
Dan ei faner Ef
Mae gan Jesu goron
Fry yn nheyrnas Nef

Haleliwia, haleliwia,
Moliant iddo byth Amen
Haleliwia, haleliwia,
Moliant iddo byth

Amen

RACHIE chorus – Phonetic pronunciation 

After 1st verse:

Ee bob een seen futh-lon
Dan eye van-air ev,
My gan Yes-ee go-ron
Vree un hire-nas nev,

After 2nd verse

As above x 2 followed by the following x 2:

Ha-le-lee-oo-ya, ha-le-lee-oo-ya,
Moll-ee-ant ee-tho bith Ah-men,

Here is the Steeton Male Voice Choir singing in English.

And here is the Perth Male Voice Choir singing in Welsh.

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