Song for Barry

18 March 2021 ยท

A Festal Song with music by Dr J Morgan Lloyd and words written by Mr JM Edwards (Welsh) and Major Edgar Jones MA OBE (English).

The Festal Song was written in 1939 by John Morgan Lloyd. It was to celebrate the town of Barry receiving its Royal Charter. The song was meant to be performed publicly, but due to the outbreak of the Second World War it was cancelled.

A Festal Sing lyrics

With joyful voices on this Festal Day

We greet in song our town and tide washed bay

How fair it stands between the Vale and sea

And dear to all its song shall ever be

We youths and maidens now with glad acclaim

Rejoice and sing our towns increasing fame

Unfurl the flags of peace from sea and shore

and tell with pride our fathers deeds of yore

Our native land from natures richest store

The treasures of her mines doth ever pour

We therefore to our town shall ever raise

Our song of gratitude and endless praise

Though young we be we yet our part can play

Tomorrow comes to each of us someday

Let us renew our pledge throughout lifespan

To serve our god, our town and fellow man

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