Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here

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Tis good, Lord, to be here

Author: J. Armitage Robinson
Published in 50 hymnals

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

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

3 Fulfiller of the past!
Promise 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 'Tis 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: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #122

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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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #122

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Christian Worship #95

Christian Worship #389

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Common Praise (1998) #167

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Common Praise #248

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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

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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

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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

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The Cyber Hymnal #6562

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The New English Hymnal #178

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #154

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Together in Song #234

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Voices United #103

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Worship (3rd ed.) #700

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Worship (4th ed.) #881

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