Hymn #582: O God of Earth and Altar
LLANGLOFFAN is a traditional Welsh melody. Its first publication has been traced to Llwybrau Moliant (1872), a Baptist tune collection. Some scholars believe that the tune may have spread from England to Wales in the eighteenth or nineteenth century. The title may refer to the “Church of St. Gloffan.”
The harmonization of this popular Welsh folk melody should be attributed to The English Hymnal. (1906) and may have been the work of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Welsh hymnbook editor and composer David Evans made a different arrangement of the tune for The Church Hymnary (1927).