Thursday, 6 August 2020

Tis Good Lord to Be Here (Carlisle)


1 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Thy glory fills the night;
Thy face and garments, like the sun,
Shine with unborrowed light.

2 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
Thy beauty to behold,
Where Moses and Elijah stand,
Thy messengers of old.

3 Fulfiller of the past!
Promise of things to be!
We hail Thy body glorified,
And our redemption see.

4 Before we taste of death,
We see Thy kingdom come;
We fain would hold the vision bright,
And make this hill our home.

5 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Yet we may not remain;
But since thou bidst us leave the mount,
Come with us to the plain.

2 comments:

Meem said...

Thank you for posting this. I had never heard of this hymn before and and grateful for its melody and words, which keep the Transfiguration alive in my heart.

P. O'Brien said...

Played this yesterday as the recessional at the FSSP church in Denver. Great minds think the same thoughts, you know. I always enjoy your musical offerings.