1 O wondrous sight, O vision fair
of glory that the church shall share,
which Christ upon the mountain shows,
where brighter than the sun he glows!
2 From age to age the tale declares
how with the three disciples there,
where Moses and Elijah meet,
the Lord holds converse high and sweet.
3 The law and prophets there have place,
two chosen witnesses of grace;
the Father’s voice from out the cloud
proclaims his only Son aloud.
4 With shining face and bright array
Christ deigns to manifest today
what glory shall be theirs above
who joy in God with perfect love.
5 And faithful hearts are raised on high
by this great vision’s mystery,
for which in joyful strains we raise
the voice of prayer, the hymn of praise.
|First Line:||O wondrous sight, O vision fair|
|Title:||O Wondrous Sight, O Vision Fair|
|Translator:||J. Neale (1851, alt. 1861)|
|Topic:||Biblical Characters: Elijah; Biblical Characters: Moses; Prophets(1 more...)|
|Source:||Caelestis formam gloriae, 15th century|
|Name:||DEO GRACIAS (AGINCOURT SONG)|
|Source:||15th-century English melody|