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497. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here

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.

Text Information
First Line: 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Title: 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here
Author: Joseph A. Robinson, 1858-1933 (alt.)
Alterer: Esmé D. E. Bird
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: The Liturgical Year: The Transfiguration of the Lord (August 6)
Tune Information
Name: SWABIA
Composer: Johann M. Speiss, 1716-1772
Adapter: William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
Meter: SM
Key: C Major



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