O Wondrous Sight!

Translator: Laurence Hull Stookey

res.: Rockville, Md.; prof., Wesley Theological Seminary, Wash. D.C. Go to person page >

Translator: John Mason Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy God, upon the mountain you revealed our Messiah
Title: O Wondrous Sight!
Translator: Laurence Hull Stookey
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851)
Source: Sarum Breviary, 1495
Language: English
Notes: This hymn may be reproduced in worship from http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/o-wondrous-sight-council
Copyright: © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House

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