Bright the cloud and bright the glory

Bright the cloud and bright the glory

Author: Carl P. Daw
Tune: LUX TREMENDA
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Bright the cloud and bright the glory,
brighter far than mere sun's rays,
opening up a glimpse of heaven
to disciples' awestruck gaze:
power past their comprehension,
splendour too profound for praise.
All was changed, all was changed;
and they would never be the same.

2 Bright the cloud but dark the glory
wrought by human enterprise,
opening wide with awful terror
stark new worlds before our eyes:
power grasped but far from mastered,
knowledge keen but not yet wise.
All has changed, all has changed,
and we shall never be the same.

3 From the cloud and from the glory
human need brought Jesus down:
down to death, then from death rising
to receive a victor's crown.
Lead us, Christ, to prize compassion
more than might, wealth, or renown.
Help us change, help us change,
that we may never be the same.

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Author: Carl P. Daw

Daw was educated at Rice University, and the University of Virginia. He was ordained in 1982. Since 1996, he has been Executive Director of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Bright the cloud and bright the glory
Author: Carl P. Daw
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7 with refrain
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1995 Hope Publishing Company

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