1 As Jesus stood on Tabor's mound,
Celestial glory beam'd around,
And cloth'd the man, the God,
In lucid robes of spotless withe;
Whilst splendors of primeval light
Loos'd day's unbounded flood.
2 More pure than Salmons radiant snow:
His whit'ning garments radiant flow:
How chang'd his mortal form!
Thus breaks the sun all glorious forth,
And sev'n fold light revisits earth,
As dies away the storm.
3 Behold the man! what beauties shine!
'Tis where the Father beams divine
With light, and life, and grace:
Those glories which surround the God,
His mighty arm shall pour abroad,
On Adam's naked race.
4 Lord Jesus come! From Tabor's mound,
Light the whole earth with glory round:
Thyself, the life, display:
These bodies change to heav'nly forms:
O God! my soul, my spirit warms:
I pant, to see thy day.
Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >
Display Title: Transfiguration on Mount TaborFirst Line: As Jesus stood on Tabor's moundMeter: P. M.Scripture: Matthew 17:2; Mark 9:3; Luke 9:29; Philippians 3:21Date: 1792Subject: Hymns, on the Life of Immanuel, the Head of every Man |