Scripture Verse

Master, it is good for us to be here. Luke 9:33

Introduction

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Joseph A. Robinson
1858–1933

Words: Jo­seph A. Ro­bin­son, 1888. Writ­ten in Cam­bridge, Eng­land, on the Feast of the Trans­fi­gu­ra­tion (Au­gust 6).

Music: Pots­dam, adapt­ed from Jo­hann S. Bach, 1750, in the Church Psal­ter, 1854 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Johann S. Bach
1685–1750

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

’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.