135. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here

1 ’Tis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy glory fills the night;
Thy face and garments, like the sun,
Shine with unborrowed light.

2 ’Tis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy beauty to behold
Where Moses and Elijah stand,
Thy messengers of old.

3 Fulfiller of the past,
Promise of things to be,
We hail Thy body glorified
And our redemption see.

4 Before we taste of death,
We see Thy kingdom come;
We fain would hold the vision bright
And make this hill our home.

5 ’Tis good, Lord, to be here.
Yet we may not remain;
But since Thou bidst us leave the mount,
Come with us to the plain.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: 'Tis good, Lord, to be here
Title: 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here
Author: Joseph A. Robinson (1888)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Transfiguration
Tune Information
Name: POTSDAM
Composer: Johann S. Bach, d. 1750 (ad.)
Meter: S.M.
Key: E Major
Source: "Church Psalter," 1854



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