167. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here

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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:
O might we 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.

Text Information
First Line: 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Title: 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here
Author: Joseph Armitage Robinson (1858-1933)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: SM
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-14; Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36; 2 Peter 1:16-21
Topic: Transfiguration
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Lockhart (1745?-1815)
Meter: SM
Key: E♭ Major

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