Name This Tune

I did not know the name of this tune when I first posted it here.  I’ve since learned that its original name is “Hyfrydol.”  As you can see from the comments, it has many other names as well.

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  1. I have no idea what the song is, but it’s beautiful!

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    1. A.P. says:

      I agree. It’s beyond gorgeous. Possibly, there are two versions set to the same lyrics. But that wouldn’t explain why I can’t find the other version in a hymnal.

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  2. Gary Fultz says:

    “Jesus what a friend for sinners” an old hymn by Matthew Smith
    Well played Andy

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    1. A.P. says:

      Thanks Gary. I have learned that the song actually has many titles with many different sets of lyrics. But they all stem from a single, one-word title in another language.

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  3. Susan B Roberts says:

    Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

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    1. A.P. says:

      Hi Susan. Actually this only one of several names of hymns that use the same music. In addition, there are a number of secular folk songs using this music as well. But they all stem from a piece with an unusual single word title. It has so far been correctly identified by Kathy Pendegraft, Carmelita Piccardo, and the person whom on Friday I will announce is the “winner.”


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