Scripture Verse

Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Matthew 17:1–3


John Goss

Words: Au­re­li­us Pru­den­ti­us, 5th Cen­tu­ry (Qui­cumque Chris­tum Quae­ri­tis). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ri­chard Mant, An­cient Hymns from the Ro­man Bre­vi­a­ry (Lon­don: J. G. & F. Riv­ing­ton, 1837), num­ber 56.

Music: Ad­vent (Goss) John Goss, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Richard Mant


Ye who Messiah seek
Aloft your eyes incline,
And see yon holy mount bespeak
His deathless glory’s sign.

There faith may One behold,
Majestic, vast, sublime;
Who ne’er began, ne’er ends; controlled
By neither space nor time.

’Tis Judah’s king, decreed
The Gentiles’ crown to wear;
The faithful Abraham’s promised seed,
The royal David’s heir.

The prophets Him record,
Of Him the signals give;
The Father witnesses the Word,
And bids us, hear, believe.

Jesus, be glory Thine,
To babes and sucklings known;
While in the midst Thy symbols shine
Of Heav’n’s triunal throne.