316. Oh, Wondrous Image, Vision Fair

1 Oh, wondrous image, 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
says, "This is my beloved 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 song we raise
the voice of prayer, the hymn of praise.

5 O Father, with the 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 image, vision fair
Title: Oh, Wondrous Image, Vision Fair
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Time After Epiphany; Epiphany, Time After Epiphany; Temptation
Source: Sarum, 15th cent.
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Key: c minor
Source: English ballad, 15th cent.

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