The sounds from yesteryear.
Cantre’r Gwaelod (The Lowland Hundred)
Cantre’r Gwaelod was a village in Cardigan bay in Wales.It has been a long lived legend sometimes known as the ‘Welsh Atlantis’.
One version states that due to a well named well maiden named Megan neglected her duties and this caused the well to flood and to this day remains under the waters of Cardigan Bay.
Another version names two brothers who were also princes were in charge of locking the sluice gates. one brother was known to be a drunkard and her neglected his duties thus allowing the whole village to be swept under the waters.
The church bells of Cantre’r Gwaelod are still said to ring out to help others of the dangers of the seas.
The bells now lie under the sea with Cantre’r Gwaelod, the Lowland Hundred, Source: wikimedia.comSource: wikimedia.comDid I Hear The Bells Toll??!!
Did I hear those bells toll
from the church of Cantre’r Gwaelod ?
Did I hear the baritone voices
from the congregation of Cantre’r Gwaelod?
Did I hear the white wolf a-calling
from the mountains of Cantre’r Gwaelod?
Did I hear the Skylark’s song
from the forests of Cantre’r Gwaelod?
Did I hear the milkmaid’s chatter
from the meadows of Cantre’r Gwaelod?
Did I hear a family’s love
from the heart of Cantre’r Gwaelod?
Did I smell the deep rosy hue
from the gardens of Cantre’r Gwaelod?
Did I sense the mother’s love
from her hearth on Cantre’r Gwaelod?
Did I sense a love so true
from young lovers of Cantre’r Gwaelod?
Did I feel the wrath of the sea
as it enveloped Cantre’r Gwaelod?
But I know I hear great songs
from the souls of Cantre’r Gwaelod !!
A wondrous picture I see
of the angels of Cantre’r Gwaelod !!
These angels live on forever
Their spirits never will be gone.
They bless us with eternal love
From each word of their song.
Sit back and rest assured
If you hear those bells so clear.
Their mission is to save all others
Of this you need never fear.
So let us take a moment
to say a prayer or two !!
For these bells may one day
Toll loudly just for you !!!
A legend so told
Romantics embrace the myth
Hearts always invite.
Open your hearts and feel
The love and the care still surrounds
The angels play with each star in the sky
Those bells will toll for you and me.
Each soul is eternal
The rush of the sea
Swept away to her bosom
The church bells still toll.
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