Pure Heart (Calon Lân)
This is based on the Welsh hymn (‘Calon Lân’ by Mr Daniel James) often sung at Rugby Internationals. Do they think of the meaning of the words??
Do not long to live in plenty,
life of ease, or worldly fame;
pray a happy heart of beauty,
cleansed from selfishness and shame.
Heart that’s filled with love and goodness –
holy heart is wholly His,
such will ever sing with gladness:
foretaste of eternal bliss.
If I wanted wealth that’s passing
soon it flies, or wastes away;
this I ask brings profit lasting –
sweeten, cleanse my heart each day.
Honest heart I cannot purchase –
mighty Saviour can bestow,
and can daily grant forgiveness,
washing, causing love to grow.
Tune: 87 87 D eg Calon Lân by John Hughes