2963. In Days of Old on Sinai

1. In days of old on Sinai
The Lord Almighty came
In majesty of terror,
In thunder cloud and flame:
On Tabor, with the glory
Of sunniest light for vest,
The excellence of beauty
In Jesus was expressed.

2. All light created paled there,
And did Him worship meet;
The sun itself adored Him,
And bowed before His feet;
While Moses and Elias,
Upon the holy mount,
The co-eternal glory
Of Christ our God recount.

3. O holy, wondrous vision!
But what when, this life past,
The beauty of Mount Tabor
Shall end in Heav’n at last?
But what when all the glory
Of uncreated light
Shall be the promised guerdon
Of them that win the fight?

Text Information
First Line: In days of old on Sinai
Title: In Days of Old on Sinai
Greek Title: Χορός ’Ισραήλ
Author: Cosmas the Melodist (8th Century)
Translator (from Greek): John M. Neale
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: Hymns of the Eastern Church, 1862
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1864)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 33343 32116 54345
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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