Calon Lin I ask not for ease and riches Nor earth's jewels for my part, But I have the best of wishes For a pure and honest heart. Cho: Oh, pure heart so true and tender, Fairer than the lilies white, The pure heart alone can render Songs of joy both day and night. Should I cherish earthly treasure, It would fly on speedy wings. The pure heart a plenteous measure Of true pleasure daily brings. Eve and morn my prayers ascending To God's heaven on wings of song, Seek the joy that knows no ending The pure heart that knows no wrong. [Alternate translation:] Do not give me golden money Or the stones from diamond mines, For I want a heart that's happy, Honest heart, a heart that shines. Cho: Shining heart is full of goodness, Purer than the lilies white. Shining heart is always singing All the day and all the night. Jewels glitter for a moment, Then are lost in endless night, But the pure and perfect heart Shines with a warm eternal light Traditional, translated from Welsh JD July01
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