223. O Wondrous Type

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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.

Text Information
First Line: O wondrous type, O vision fair
Title: O Wondrous Type
Latin Title: Caelestis forman gloriae
Translator: J. M. Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: L M
Source: Latin, 15th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Key: c minor
Source: English melody, 15th cent.
Copyright: Setting by permission of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd.

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