O vision blest of heavenly light

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1 O vision blest of heavenly light,
which meets the three disciples' sight,
when on the holy mount they see
their Lord's transfigured majesty.

2 More bright than day his raiment shone;
the Father's voice proclaimed the Son
beloved before the worlds were made,
for us in mortal flesh arrayed.

3 And with him there on either hand
lo, Moses and Elijah stand,
to show how Christ, to those who see,
fulfils both law and prophecy.

4 O Light from Light, by love inclined,
Jesu, redeemer of mankind,
accept thy people's prayer and praise
which on the mount to thee they raise.

5 Be with us, Lord, as we descend
to walk with thee to journey's end,
that through thy cross we too may rise,
and share thy triumph in the skies.

6 To thee, O Father; Christ, to thee,
let praise and endless glory be,
whom with the Spirit we adore,
one Lord, one God, for evermore.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #789

Author: G. B. Timms

Full name George Boorne Timms Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O vision blest of heavenly light
Author: G. B. Timms
Language: English
Copyright: © Canterbury Press Norwich



WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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