184. O Wondrous Sight, O Vision Fair

1 O wondrous sight, O vision fair
of glory that the church shall share,
Which Christ upon the mountain shows,
where brighter than the sun, Christ glows!

2 From age to age the tale declare,
how with the three disciples there,
Where Moses and Elijah meet,
they with the Christ God's future greet.

3 The law and prophets there have place,
two chosen witnesses of grace;
the Father's voice from out 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 And faithful hearts are raised on high
by this great vision's mystery,
For which in joyful strains we raise
the voice of prayer, the hymn of praise.

Text Information
First Line: O wondrous sight, O vision fiar
Title: O Wondrous Sight, O Vision Fair
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Biblical Names; Jesus Christ: Transfiguration; Transfiguration (4 more...)
Source: Latin, "Sarum Breviary," 1495
Notes: For other harmonizations, see 209,259
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: c minor
Source: "The Agincourt Song," England, c. 1415
Copyright: Harmonization © 1933 The Presbyterian Board of Christian Education. From The Hymnal

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