The Chosen Three, on Mountain Height

The chosen three, on mountain height

Author: David Hough Ela
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 The chosen three, on mountain hight,
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 beloved Son!"

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

Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #252

Author: David Hough 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
Title: The Chosen Three, on Mountain Height
Author: David Hough Ela
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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