Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here

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Tis good, Lord, to be here

Author: J. Armitage Robinson
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 How good, Lord, to be here!
Your glory fills the night;
Your face and garments, like the sun,
Shine with unborrowed light.

2 How good, Lord, to be here,
Your beauty to behold
Where Moses and Elijah stand,
Your messengers of old.

3 Fulfiller of the past
And hope of things to be,
We hail your body glorified
And our redemption see.

4 Before we taste of death,
We see your kingdom come;
We long to hold the vision bright
And make this hill our home.

5 How good, Lord, to be here!
Yet we may not remain;
But since you bid us leave the mount,
Come with us to the plain.

Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #978

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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Instances (1 - 33 of 33)

Ancient and Modern #281

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

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #122

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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 and Modern, New Standard Edition #318

Hymns and Psalms #156

Hymns and Psalms #449a

Hymns and Psalms #449b


Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #518

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #497

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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 #288a

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #978

RitualSong #882

Santo, Santo, Santo #133

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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