COFFADWRIAETH EMYNYDD. Prydnawn ddydd Gwener, yr wythnos ddi- weddaf, yn ffrynt Capel Mawr, Llansannan, darfu i Mr. J. H. Roberts, A.S., ddadorchuddio cofgolofn i Edward Parry, Bryn Bugad, yr em- ynydd peraidd. Yr oedd cynulliad lliosog yn bresenol. Mr. Parry oedd un o gychwynwyr yr achos Methodistaidd yng Ngorllewin Meirion- ydd. Yn Llansannan y dcchreuodd yr emynydd ar ei waith fel asiedydd. Yn ychwanegol at y golofn goffadwriaehol hon, y mae tabl coffadwr- iaethol wedi ei godi er cof am dano yng Z7, Nghapel Tanyfron. Dyma ychydig o hanes yr emynydd hwn :— Ganwyd Edward Parry yn Llysbychan, sir Ddinbych, yn 1723. Yno hefyd y magwyd ef ac y tyfodd i fyny yn fachgen. Ymddengys na chafodd nemawr o fanteision addysg. Prentis- iwyd ef, pan oddeutu deunaw oed, yn saer coed, a'r grefft honrro fu ffon ei gynhaliaeth ar hyd ei oes. Dywed awdwr Hanes Emynwyr Cymru fod Edward Parry a Twm o'r Nant yn arfer a chyfansoddi rhigymau, a chwareu interliwdiau gyda'u gilydd pan yn ieuainc, a dywedid y caent hwyl anghyffredin gyda'r chwareu ym mysg dynion ieuainc "penchwiban y wtad" (fel y sylwa yr awdwr uchod). Fodd bynag, cymer- odd tro ar bethau le in hanes Edward Parry, pan y cafodd ei argyhoeddi o'i fywyd ofer a phechadurus o dan bregeth o eiddo yr hen gynghorwr tanllyd Dafydd William Rhys un prydnawn Sabboth yn Henllys. Yna, yn gym- aint ag iddo dclerbyn gogoniant yr Efengyl i'w galon ei hun, yr oedd ) n llosgi mewn awydd am i eraill fwynhau yr un goleuni, ac i'r diben hwnnw agorodd ddrws ei dy i dderbyn pre- gethwyr i draethu y Gwirionedd ynddo. Pre- gethwyr ag oeddynt ar eu teithiau drwy Gymru ydoedd y rhai hyn. Fodd bynag, bu y ffaith yma yn ddechreuad gofidiau yn ei hanes. Fel y mae yn resynus gorfod dweyd yr oedd y rhan fwyaf o offeiriaid (Eglwys Loegr) yr oes honno yn elyniaethus iawn i'r "blaid newydd (fel y galwent y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd), ac yn gwneuthur eu goreu i berswadio y tirteddianwyr i'w troi o'u tai a'u ffermydd. Felly fu yn hanes Edward Parry. Pan ddeallwyd ei fod yn rhoddi ei dy at wasanaeth y pregethwyr Ymneillduol, cafodd ei droi o'i le rhag blaen. Ac nid un- waith na dwywaith, mae'n ymddangos y trowyd ef allan o dai, ond amryw weithiau. Ond
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HYMNOLOGY AND REVIVAL. Mr. Herbert Roberts's Address. The triennial musical festival of the Vale of Clwyd Calvinistic Methodists was held last week in Ruthin Castle Park, by permission of Colonel Cornwallis West. Mr. J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., presided at the afternoon meeting, and Mr. Henry Williams, Plas-y-Ward, in the evening. Mr. Tom Price, Merthyr, was the conductor, and Mr. Horace Haselden, Rhyl, acted as leader of the orchestra. The singing was excellent. Mr. Sam Jenkins, the well-known revivalist, was present at both meetings, and sang several hymns. Mr. Herbert Roberts, who presided at the afternoon meeting, said that in the light of the remarkable religious revival which was now sweeping through Wales, a new character and meaning was given to every gathering of that kind, and they desired to recognise the deepen- ing responsibility attached to the new situation created by this awakening of the religious con- sciousness of their country. He referred to the relation of their hymns to the Welsh language, and expressed the opinion that it was worth learning the language if it were only to be enabled to read and to appreciate those matchless hymns. They were distinguished for choiceness of diction, splendour of imagery, and the deep religious spirit which spoke to the heart. In his judgment, they embodied a theology which laid down with unerring instinct the principles of their religious faith. As to the influence of these hymns upon personal experience, they all knew their charm and power. They were the medium of the trumpet-blast of conviction, the heavenly manna for the daily walk, the rain which filled the pools in the journey through the wilderness of life. These h\mns had played, and would continue to play an important part in the upbuilding of the life of their nation.
CARDIGANSHIRE CONVENTION. Enthusiastic Proceedings Speech by Dr. Clifford. A convention of delegates representing all the Nonconformist Churches in Cardigan was held at the Coliseum, Aberystwyth, on Wednesday in last week. There was a large attendance. Mr. Morgan Evans, Oakford, presided, and he was supported by Mr. Osmond Williams, M.P., Mr. William Jones, M.P., Mr. Haydn Jones (vice- president of the National Campaign Committee), Mr. Evan R. Davies (secretary), Mr. Edward Davies (Dol Caradog), and others. The convention passed resolutions declaring its unwavering hostility to the educational policy of the Government, confidence in the stand made by the Welsh County Councils, approbation of the steps taken to organise the national cam- paign, and promising financial aid. A county committee to direct the campaign in the county was also appointed. Speaking in support of the resolutions Mr. Haydn Jones said that the Default Act had no terrors for Merioneth. They did not mind what the Government did, for they were determined to fight to the finish and fight to victory. The Government was so bad that it could not be mended. It was rotten to the core. Were they in Cardigan ready to fight? ("Yes, yes.") To the very end? ("Yes, to the very end.") I Mr. Osmond Williams, M.P., said the Education Department were withholding the whole of the grants due to the county, and it was a paltry proceeding on the part of a great Department of State. It was a pity they could not get at Sir William Anson. Mr. William Jones, M.P., said the conflict in Wales would not end until they had a uniformly undenominational system of education. Towards the campaign Wales should provide £ 50,000. A crowded public meeting was held in the evening, over which the Rev. John Williams, Cardigan, presided. Resolutions were submitted similar to those in the afternoon, and the first was proposed by the Rev. R. J. Rees, Aberystwyth, in a rousing speech. Mr. Morgan Evans, chairman of the afternoon meeting, seconded. On rising to support the resolutions, Dr. Clif- ford was received with great cheers. He said that the Archbishop of Canterbury had referred to them as attacking the church, but instead of attacking the church they were simply defending their own churches. It was a great joy to him to know that Wales from end to end was as one man on this question. The education policy of the Government invaded the human conscience. He was opposed to recognition of the rights of parents as set out in the Manchester concordat. This was a false basis. Let the parent do what he liked with his children, but at his own expense. That fight must be so ended that their children would not have to fight again. The compromise of 1870 was responsible for the present fight. When Dr. Clifford finished the audience rose en mass and sang For he's a jolly good fellow." The resolutions were carried, and a resolution appointing a strong county committee was also passed on the proposal of Mr. Gwilym Evans, Aberayron, seconded by the Rev. Wynne Thomas.
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dioddefodd yr oil yn dawel fel Cristion, a'i ateb bob amser fyddai "Nid yw eich tir chwi ond dros amser, ond y mae crefydd am byth." Yn lie ei wangaloni, yr oedd yr erledigaethau parhaus a gyfarfyddai yn ei nerthu ac yn ei ymwroli, a glynodd wrth ei grefydd ac wrth ei enwad hyd y diwedd. Wedi iddo gael ei droi o leoedd o'r enwau Gefnbyr a Mallwyd, aeth ef, ag ail wraig iddo i fyw i le o'r enw Brynbugad, lie y bu fyw hyd ddiwedd ei oes. Cyfieithodd ac argraphodd lyfr bychan a elwid Traethawd ar y Ddau Gyfamod." Hefyd, cyfansoddodd lawer o farwnadau ac emynau, y rhai a argraphwyd ym mhen tair blynedd ar ol ei farwolaeth. Ychydig Hymnau" ydoedd teitl y llyfryn hwn, a cheir ynddo un emyn o waith William Evans, y Fedw Arian, sef yr hon sydd yn dechreu fel hyn Hiraethu 'rwyf o ddydd i ddydd." A ganlyn, mae'n ymddangos, ydynt yr ychydig emynau o waith Edward Parry ag sydd ar gael yn awr :— Nid af i grwydro ar un Haw." Mae fy mhechod mawr ei rym." Y sawl a wnaeth ei noddfayn Nuw." Nid oedd yn y byd i ddyfod." "Yn wir, yn wir, medd efimi." Ond y mae Edward Parry wedi anfarwoli ei hun ar gyfrif emyn o'i eiddo, ag sydd wedi ei ganu filoedd o weithiau. gyda gorfoledd, gan yr enwadau Ymneillduol :— Caned nef a daear lawr, Fe gaed ffynon I olchi pechaduriaid mawr Yn glaer wynion Yn y ffynon, gyda hwy, Minau ymolchaf; Ac mi ganaf fyth tra bwv' Haleliwia Dyma'r dwr a dyma'r gwaed, Kedodd allan; Ac o'i ystlys sanctaidd gaed I olchi'r aflan; Hon yw'r ffynon sy'n glanhau Vr aflana; Yn dragywydd mae'n parhau :— Haleliwia!