The chosen three, on mountain height

The chosen three, on mountain height

Author: David Hugh Ela
Published in 9 hymnals

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1. The chosen three, on mountain height,
While Jesus bowed in prayer,
Beheld His vesture glow with light,
His face shine wondrous fair.

2. And lo! with the transfigured Lord,
Leader and seer they saw;
With Carmel’s hoary prophet stood
The giver of the law.

3. From the low bending cloud above,
Whence radiant brightness shone,
Spake out the Father’s voice of love,
Hear My belovèd Son!

4. Lord, lead us to the mountain height;
To prayer’s transfiguring glow;
And clothe us with the Spirit’s might
For grander work below.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1123

Author: David Hugh Ela

Ela, David Hough, D.D., was born in Maine in 1831. In 1860 he entered the ministry of the American Methodist Episcopal Church. His hymn: "The chosen three, on mountain height" (Transfiguration), was written in 1877 and published in the Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: The chosen three, on mountain height
Author: David Hugh Ela



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