PICTURES AND CONCEITS.
Where the whole range of hymnody is so largely
picturesque, it may seem superfluous to mark any
hymns in particular as pictures. But there are
Welsh verses--many of them not found in the
ordinary hymn-book--which are so popular, that
it would be unfair to leave them unmentioned.
They are folk-songs--more often recited than
sung. Some striking picture or pretty conceit has
appealed successfully to public favour, and passes
down from generation to generation, the name of
the author being either lost or doubtful.