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True Discipleship

This month, may I invite you to venture once more into a wonderful book by Huw Powell Davies entitled “The Songs of Faith” and to take note of his meditation on Hymn 130 in Caneuon Ffydd. “All things far and near”

This is what he says

If we had the eyes to see, we would see that everything around us, seen and unseen “All things far and near” have been made by God, and that through Christ.

Elfed declares in his hymn to God the Creator that God’s stamp “is on all the work of his hand”. When we buy something, we often search for the maker’s stamp on that purchase, whether it be a car, or a television or clothes, we search for a maker we can trust in his standards, and consequently, depend on the goods he produces. David the psalmist says of us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) yet people are not willing to acknowledge that they have a Creator.

David plainly saw the stamp which is on everything in creation which denotes “Made by God.”

God reveals himself to us in His work and in His blessings and we should be grateful to Him for his provision for us. By the close of the hymn, Elfed indicates that not only is He the creator God but also the shepherd of our souls, and has shown this in the sacrifice of Christ for us on the Cross. If in His grace He sustains our bodies with the bread which comes every morning from His hand, we praise Him that He has plans for us which are beyond this world and that He sustains our souls with heavenly bread.



Revd. H. Vincent Watkins


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Rev. H. Vincent Watkins

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