720. Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh, Vision Fair

1 Oh, wondrous type! Oh, vision fair
Of glory that the Church may share,
Which Christ upon the mountain shows,
Where brighter than the sun He glows!

2 With Moses and Elijah nigh
Th'incarnate Lord holds converse high,
And from the cloud the Holy One
Bears record to the only Son.

3 With shining face and bright array
Christ deigns to manifest today
What glory shall be theirs above
Who trust in His atoning love.

4 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: Oh, wondrous type! Oh, vision fair
Title: Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh, Vision Fair
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-66 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Transfiguration
Source: Latin hymn, 15th cent.
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: g minor
Source: English melody, 15th cent.
Copyright: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House

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