7" x 27" overall framed size
¬†Bronze, gold and copper colours .¬†¬†
original painitng on thick card, framed without glass, handwritten
acrylic on thick board, ink, some glitter
Calon L√Ęn¬†is a¬†Welsh¬†hymn, the words of which were written in the 1890s by¬†Daniel James (Gwyrosydd)¬†and sung to a tune by¬†John Hughes.¬†The hymn has become associated with¬†Welsh rugby union, being sung before almost every¬†Test match¬†involving the¬†Welsh national team.
I don't ask for a luxurious life,
the world's gold or its fine pearls,
I ask for a happy heart,
an honest heart, a pure heart.
A pure heart full of goodness
Is fairer than the pretty lily,
None but a pure heart can sing,
Sing in the day and sing in the night.
If I wished for worldly wealth,
It would swiftly go to seed;
The riches of a virtuous, pure heart
Will bear eternal profit.
Evening and morning, my wish
Rising to heaven on the wing of song
For God, for the sake of my Saviour,
To give me a pure heart.