Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here

Tis good, Lord, to be here

Author: J. Armitage Robinson
Published in 44 hymnals

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1 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy glory fills the night;
thy face and garments, like the sun,
shine with unborrowed light.

2 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy beauty to behold,
where Moses and Elijah stand,
thy messengers of old.

3 Fulfiller of the past,
promise of things to be,
we hail thy body glorified,
and our redemption see.

4 Before we taste of death,
we see thy kingdom come;
we fain would hold the vision bright,
and make this hill our home.

5 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
yet we may not remain;
but since thou bidst us leave the mount,
come with us to the plain.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #281

Author: J. Armitage Robinson

Robinson, Joseph Armitage, D.D., Dean of Westminster since 1902, of Christ College, Camb. (B.A. 1881, M.A. 1884, D.D. 1896), sometime Fellow of his College, Norrisian Prof, of Div., Camb., Rector of St. Marg., Westminster, and Canon of Westminster, &c.,is only slightly associated with hymnology. His hymn, "'Tis good, Lord, to be here" (Transfiguration), was written c. 1890. It was included in the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, and supplies a long-felt want with respect to hymns on the Trans¬figuration. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >



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Ancient and Modern #281

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #775

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Christian Worship #95

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Common Praise (1998) #167

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Common Praise #248


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #315

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Gather (3rd ed.) #877

Gather Comprehensive #778

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #771

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #318

Hymns and Psalms #156

Hymns and Psalms #449a

Hymns and Psalms #449b

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Lutheran Service Book #414

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Lutheran Worship #89

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Moravian Book of Worship #326

One in Faith #430

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #718

Praise y Adoración #288

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #978

RitualSong #882

The Covenant Hymnal #210


The Cyber Hymnal #6562

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The New English Hymnal #178


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #154


Together in Song #234

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Voices United #103


Worship (3rd ed.) #700

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Worship (4th ed.) #881

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