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 He glows!
2 From age to age the tale declare,
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,
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.
|First Line:||O wondrous sight, O vision fair|
|Title:||O Wondrous Sight, O Vision Fair|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1851; alt. 1861)|
|Scripture:||Matthew 17:1-3; Luke 9:28-31|
|Source:||"The Agincourt Song," England, c. 1415|