College Grace

The College grace has the distinction of being the only grace in the Welsh language in the University of Oxford. It was chosen to commemorate the foundation of the College on St David’s Day 1990. The Welsh text, written by W.D.Williams, reads:

O Dad, yn deulu dedwydd – y deuwn
A diolch o newydd,
Cans o’th law y daw bob dydd
Ein lluniaeth a’n llawenydd

Which can be translated as:

O Father, as a happy family – we come
With thanks anew,
For from thy hand we receive each day
Our sustenance and our joy.