700. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here

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

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

3 Fulfiller of the past!
Promise 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 'Tis 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: 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Title: 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here
Author: Joseph A. Robinson, 1858-1933
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: SM
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36
Topic: Lent 2, Year A; Lent 2, Year B; Lent 2, Year C (10 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: © Esme D. E. Bird
Tune Information
Name: SWABIA
Composer: Johann M. Spiess, 1715-1772
Adapter: William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
Meter: SM
Key: D Major



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