96. Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh, Vision Fair

1 Oh, wondrous type! Oh, vision fair
Of glory that the Church may share,
Which Christ upon the mountain shows,
Where brighter than the sun he glows!

2 With Moses and Elijah nigh
Th' incarnate Lord holds converse high,
And from the cloud the Holy One
Bears record to the only Son.

3 With shining face and bright array
Christ deigns to manifest today
What glory shall be theirs above
Who trust in his atoning love.

4 And faithful hearts are raised on high
By this great vision's mystery,
For which in joyful strains we raise
The voice of prayer, the hymn of praise.

5 O Father, with th' eternal Son
And Holy Spirit ever one,
We pray you, bring us by your grace
To see your glory face to face.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, wondrous type! Oh, vision fair
Title: Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh, Vision Fair
Translator: John M. Neale
Meter: LM (Long Meter — 88 88)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Transfiguration
Tune Information
Meter: LM (Long Meter — 88 88)
Key: g minor
Source: English melody, 15th century
Copyright: Setting: © 1969 Concordia Publishing House.

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