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Author: Brian Wren Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: [Transfiguration] Scripture: Matthew 17:9 Text Sources: Piece Together Praise (Hope Publishing, 2000)

Come to the Mountain Peak (A Hymn for Transfiguration Sunday)

Author: F. Richard Garland Meter: D Appears in 1 hymnal First Line: Come to the mountain peak Lyrics: within a cloud, transfigures with Love's grace ... Topics: Transfiguration Scripture: Mark 9:2-9 Used With Tune: DIADEMATA

Transfigured Christ, None Comprehends

Author: Alan Gaunt (1935-) Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Transfigured Christ, none comprehends your majesty, ... share your grief and loss, transfigure us, when all is done ... Topics: Transfiguration Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-18 Used With Tune: BROCKHAM


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Composer: Henry Smart, 1813-1879 Meter: with refrain Appears in 1 hymnal
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Composer: Sir John Goss, 1800-1880 Meter: D Appears in 59 hymnals Incipit: 12176 55124 33231 Used With Text: O Master, it is good to be
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Composer: William Vincent Wallace Meter: Appears in 157 hymnals Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 33343 32225 23435 Used With Text: Lord Jesus, on the Holy Mount


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Transfigured Christ, None Comprehends

Author: Alan Gaunt (1935-) Hymnal: Common Praise (1998) #168 (1998) Meter: Lyrics: 1 Transfigured Christ, none comprehends your majesty, ... share your grief and loss, transfigure us, when all is done ... Topics: Transfiguration Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-18 Tune Title: BROCKHAM

Transfigure Us, O Lord

Author: Bob Hurd, b. 1950 Hymnal: Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #726 (2012) First Line: Down from heights of glory Lyrics: Transfigure us, O Lord, ... Topics: The Liturgical Year The Transfiguration of the Lord (August 6) Scripture: Luke 9:28-36 Languages: English Tune Title: [Down from heights of glory]


Author: Brian Wren Hymnal: Scripture Song Database #3728 (2008) First Line: [Transfiguration] Scripture: Matthew 17:9 Languages: English


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Brian A. Wren

b. 1936 Person Name: Brian Wren Author of "Transfiguration" in Scripture Song Database Brian Wren (b. Romford, Essex, England, 1936) is a major British figure in the revival of contemporary hymn writing. He studied French literature at New College and theology at Mansfield College in Oxford, England. Ordained in 1965, he was pastor of the Congregational Church (now United Reformed) in Hockley and Hawkwell, Essex, from 1965 to 1970. He worked for the British Council of Churches and several other organizations involved in fighting poverty and promoting peace and justice. This work resulted in his writing of Education for Justice (1977) and Patriotism and Peace (1983). With a ministry throughout the English-speaking world, Wren now resides in the United States where he is active as a freelance lecturer, preacher, and full-time hymn writer. His hymn texts are published in Faith Looking Forward (1983), Praising a Mystery (1986), Bring Many Names (1989), New Beginnings (1993), and Faith Renewed: 33 Hymns Reissued and Revised (1995), as well as in many modern hymnals. He has also produced What Language Shall I Borrow? (1989), a discussion guide to inclusive language in Christian worship. Bert Polman

Frances Elizabeth Cox

1812 - 1897 Person Name: Frances E. Cox, 1812-1897 Translator of "Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above" in Journeysongs (3rd ed.) Cox, Frances Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. George V. Cox, born at Oxford, is well known as a successful translator of hymns from the German. Her translations were published as Sacred Hymns from the German, London, Pickering. The 1st edition, pub. 1841, contained 49 translations printed with the original text, together with biographical notes on the German authors. In the 2nd edition, 1864, Hymns from the German, London, Rivingtons, the translations were increased to 56, those of 1841 being revised, and with additional notes. The 56 translations were composed of 27 from the 1st ed. (22 being omitted) and 29 which were new. The best known of her translations are "Jesus lives! no longer [thy terrors] now" ; and ”Who are these like stars appearing ?" A few other translations and original hymns have been contributed by Miss Cox to the magazines; but they have not been gathered together into a volume. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Jane Marshall

1924 - 2019 Composer of "[Be exalted, O God, above the heavens]" in The United Methodist Hymnal Jane Marshall, was born Jane Anne Manton in Dallas in 1924. She became a pianist and organist and composed music as a teenager. She earned a music degree in 1945 from SMU. She married Elbert Marshall. She went on to write more than 200 hymns and other sacred music works. She later earned a Masters degree in 1968 from SMU in choral conducting and composition. She taught at SMU's Perkins School of Theology and tis Church Music Summer School from 1975-2010. She attended Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas for many years, collaborated often with other hymn writers, and encouraged many students. Dianne Shapiro, from UM News article , May 30, 2019 by Sam Hodges (accessed 6-7-2019)


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