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When glory crowned the mountain top

When glory crowned the mountain top

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

When glory crowned the mountain top,
And Christ was decked in garments fair,
The prophets of the Lord appeared,
And talked with the Redeemer there.

"Let us make this our dwelling-place,"
'Twas thus his followers made request;
"For it is good to linger here,
And they who dwell with Thee are blest."

Then from a cloud a voice was heard,
While each in terror held his breath,--
"This is My Own beloved Son,
Hear ye what the Belovéd saith."

Jesus, when Thy glory gilds
The mount of God whereon we meet,
May we the voice from Heaven discern,
And bow expectant at Thy feet.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When glory crowned the mountain top
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English



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Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church #132

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Hymns of the Russian Church #91

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