137. O wondrous type! O vision fair

1. O wondrous type! O 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
the 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 joy in God with perfect 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 the eternal Son,
and Holy Spirit, ever One,
vouchsafe to bring us by thy grace
to see thy glory face to face.

Text Information
First Line: O wondrous type! O vision fair
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Latin, 15th cent.; Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (tr.)
Tune Information
Composer (melody): William Knapp, 1698-1768 (alt.)
Harmonizer: James Turle, 1802-1882
Composer (descant): Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947
Meter: LM
Key: A Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875 (harm.)
Copyright: Descant by permission of Royal School of Church Music.

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