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.