1 O wondrous type, O vision fair
Of glory that the Church shall share,
Which Christ upon the mountain shows,
Where brighter than the sun He glows!
2 From age to age the Word declares
How with the three disciples there,
Where Moses and Elijah meet,
The Lord holds converse high and sweet.
3 The law and prophets there have place,
The chosen witnesses of grace;
The Father's voice from our the cloud
Proclaims His only Son aloud.
4 With shining face and bright array,
Christ deigns to manifest today
What glory shall be theirs above
Who joy in God with perfect love.
5 O Father, with th'eternal Son,
And Holy Spirit, ever One,
Vouchsafe to bring us by Thy grace
To see Thy glory face to face.
|First Line:||O wondrous type, O vision fair|
|Title:||O Wondrous Type|
|Latin Title:||Caelestis forman gloriae|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale, 1818-66|
|Source:||Latin, 15th cent.|
|Source:||English melody, 15th cent.|
|Copyright:||Setting by permission of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd.|