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.
|First Line:||Oh, wondrous type! Oh, vision fair|
|Title:||Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh, Vision Fair|
|Translator:||John M. Neale, 1818-66 (alt.)|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 15th cent.|
|Source:||English melody, 15th cent.|
|Copyright:||Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House|