Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Strong Deliverer, Strong, Deliverer
Be Thou still my strength and shield
Be Thou still my strength and shield

Open Thou the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing streams do flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven
Feed me now and evermore
Feed me now and evermore

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Bear me through the swelling current
Land me safe on Canaan's side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to Thee
I will ever give to Thee
Performed by Pendryus Male Choir
Y Senedd - Welsh Assembly - Cardiff
Cwm Rhondda

Wele'n sefyll rhwng y myrtwydd
Wrthddrych teilwng o fy mryd;
Er o'r braidd 'rwy'n Ei adnabod
Ef uwchlaw gwrthrychau'r byd:
Henffych fore! Henffych fore!
Caf ei weled fel y mae.
Caf ei weled fel y mae.

Rhosyn Saron yw Ei enw,
Gwyn a gwridog, hardd Ei bryd!
Ar ddeng mil y mae'n rhagori
O wrthddrychau penna'r byd ;
Ffrind pechadur! Ffrind pechadur!
Dyma'r llywydd ar y mor.
Dyma'r llywydd ar y mor.

Beth sydd imi mwy a wnelwyf
Ag eilunod gwael y llawr?
Tystio 'r wyf nad yw eu cwmni
I'w gymharu a'm Iesu Mawr.
O! am aros! O! am aros!
Yn Ei gariad ddyddiau f'oes.
Yn Ei gariad ddyddiau f'oes.
The Welsh people share a tradition of music and
poetry, a heritage of fellowship and hope and a
love of God and country.

If your last name is Evans, Jones, Griffiths,
Hughes or Davies, you may have a tie to the
ancient Celtic land of Cymru - Wales.

If you are a native Welshman who now lives in the
United States, are visiting from Wales and long to
hear the lilting voice of a fellow Welshman tell a
tale or two, or just interested in all things
Welsh....  then please join us!
If you want information, past and present, on the Rhondda
Valley, South Wales, then look no further.
Click on the link below and immerse yourself in the
richness of life in the Valleys.
Rhondda Valleys
The internet is 25 years old and might never have
happened without a man from Treorchy
Born in Treorchy in 1924, the son of a pit clerk, Davies showed touches of genius while obtaining a
doctorate in physics at Imperial College London.

During World War II he worked on the top secret “Tube Alloys” programme at Birmingham University.
That was the Government’s top-secret nuclear bomb research which would later be subsumed into
the US’s Manhattan Project.  He was a pioneer in digital computing while working with mathematician
Alan Turing in the UK’s National Physics Laboratory.  He picked holes in the Enigma code-breaker’s
"On Computable Numbers” paper.

Davies developed early computer games with his noughts and crosses machine in 1949 before
advising banks and MI-6 on computer security issues.  But the ground-breaking concept of packet
switching was his most lasting legacy.

Davies was appointed a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society in 1975, and made a
CBE in 1983 and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1987.
So, who was Donald Davies?
The inventor created packet switching - the process of sending large amounts of data across the
world by breaking it up into smaller bits which move independently through a series of networks.  
Larry Roberts caught word of the idea when developing the military funded ARPANET, the
precursor for the modern internet.

The innovation meant expensive long-distance phone calls were no longer needed to transfer data,
and laid the foundations for the internet we use today. Without packet switching there would be no
Google , Facebook or Twitter
Here's what an expert had to say about him:
It began with a single machine in Switzerland and is now made up of more than 600 million
websites around the world.  The internet is celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, August 6
- the first server was launched publicly on August 6, 1991, but the internet would be nothing were
it not for the work of Welshman Donald Davies.
Mr Davies on the right:
Trevor Harris, a lecturer in the Department of Film and Media at Lampeter University, wrote a paper about Davies in 2013.

“I never met Donald Davies, but for those that knew him, he was thought of as an unassuming man but one who deserves as much as anyone to be thought of
as the father of computer communication,” he said then.“While working at the United Kingdom’s National Physical Laboratory, Donald’s invention of packet
switching made the internet, and ultimately the world wide web possible.

“In any dispassionate analysis of the development of today’s pervasive personal computer technology, and its impact on our lives today, then Donald Davies,
a humble man from Treorchy in the Welsh mining valleys, is one of the most outstanding figures in that history.”

Davies died in May 2000, leaving a widow Diana, a daughter and two sons.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, credited as the inventor of the world wide web, developed the net – which he initially called “Mesh” – using the research of people
like Davies.This week, he dubbed the 25th anniversary an “important milestone.”  He wanted it to “spark a global conversation about our need to defend
principles that have made the web successful, and to unlock the web’s untapped potential”.
This wonderful report was written by James McCarthy - Wales Online
Donald Davies came up with an important idea which formed part of the world wide web
Young Zebras Are
National Champions
Massive congratulations to Treorchy Youth who
were crowned WRU National Bowl Champions
on Saturday (April 8th).

The young Zebras were crowned Champions
after a memorable 31-19 win over Bridgend
Athletic at the BT Cardiff Arms Park. The young
Zebras are having a fantastic season and got
their rewards on Saturday with a good
Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
We've got over 600 castles in Wales. That's more castles per
square mile than any other country in the world. And we've looked
after the remains of our past. All over Wales you can visit ancient
castles where famous battles were fought with the Celts, the
Romans, the Saxons and the Vikings.
Castles in Wales
Castles in Wales
Click on the link below to
view more Castles in Wales
Pioneer English woman priest
appointed Bishop in Wales
The Dean of Salisbury, June Osborne, has been announced as the new Bishop of
Llandaff, a diocese which serves most of Cardiff, the South Wales Valleys and the
Vale of Glamorgan. A ground-breaking figure in the Church of England, Dean
June was the first female Dean to be appointed to a medieval cathedral, a role
she has filled for the last thirteen years.
New Bishop of Llandaff
Photograph courtesy or Anglican News
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