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DAFYDD (or DAVIES ), MAURICE ( fl. 1789 ), hymn-writer .

The very well-known Welsh hymn beginning ‘ Am graig i adeiladu … ’ comes from a booklet of his published in 1789 . He would seem to have been a member of the Congregational church at Bala .

See the discussion in J. Thickens , Emynau a'u Hawduriaid , 138-9.


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959