He was an elegant and powerful preacher in his day, and became one of the leaders of his denomination. He was Moderator of the Association in the North ( 1952 ), and of the General Assembly ( 1959 ). He delivered the Davies Lecture in 1942 , which was published in 1946 under the title Datblygiad a Datguddiad . He was chief editor of Y Cyfarwyddwr ( 1929-30 ), and an assistant editor of the same journal 1931-44 . He was also editor of Y Goleuad ( 1949-57 ). He was secretary of the committee which prepared the Welsh ‘ short confession of faith ’, and the book of services, Llyfr gwasanaeth ( 1958 ). He was a member of the committee for the new Welsh translation of the Bible , and of the Council and Court of governors of the University College , Bangor . He contributed articles to Y Geiriadur Beiblaidd ( 1926 ), and to The Dictionary of Welsh Biography . He published two novels, Helynt Coed y Gell ( 1928 ) and Helynt Ynys Gain ( 1939 ), and a number of other books: Paul y cenhadwr ( 1925 ), Rhai o gymeriadau'r Hen Destament ( 1927 ), Y Groes ( 1943 ), The Wonderful Life ( 1941 ), Ffynnon Bethlehem ( 1948 ), and a biography of Helen Rowlands 1961 . During his last years he composed and translated many hymns , and published a collection of them, Odlau'r Efengyl , in 1959 . Chapters of his autobiography appeared in Y Goleuad , and during the year of his death they were published under the title Cofio'r blynyddoedd . Despite all this activity his compositions as a preacher and author were always polished.
Rev. Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe
Published date: 2001