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414. '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
And hope 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 long to 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.

Text Information
First Line: 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Title: 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here
Author: Joseph A. Robinson, 1848-1933
Meter: S M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Tune Information
Name: POTSDAM
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: S M
Key: E♭ Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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