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103. How Good, Lord, to Be Here

1 How good, Lord, to be here!
Your glory fills the night;
your face and garments, like the sun,
shine with unborrowed light.

2 How good, Lord, to be here,
your beauty to behold,
where Moses and Elijah stand,
your messengers of old.

3 Fulfiller of the past,
and hope of things to be,
we hail your body glorified,
and our redemption see!

4 Before we taste of death,
we see your kingdom come;
we long to hold the vision bright,
and make this hill our home!

5 How good, Lord, to be here!
Yet we may not remain;
but since you bid us leave the mount
come with us to the plain.

Text Information
First Line: How good, Lord to be here!
Title: How Good, Lord, to Be Here
Author: Joseph Armitage Robinson (1888, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 6 6 8 6
Topic: The Christian Year: The Transfiguration; Biblical Characters: Moses; Christian Year: Epiphany (9 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Lockhart (1792)
Composer (descant): Sydney H. Nicholson (1947)
Meter: 6 6 8 6
Key: D Major

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