1 Transfigured Christ, none comprehends
your majesty, whose splendour stuns
all waking souls; whose light transcends
the brightness of a thousand suns!
2 You stand with Moses on the hill,
you speak of your new exodus.
The way through death, you will fulfil
by dying helpless on the cross.
3 You stand here with Elijah too,
by whom the still small voice was heard:
and you, yourself, will prove God true,
made mute in death, incarnate Word.
4 If we could bear your brightness here
and stay for ever in your light,
then we would conquer grief and fear,
and scorn the terrors of the night.
5 But, from the heights, you bring us down,
to share earth's agonies with you,
where piercing thorns are made your crown
and death, accepted, proves love true.
6 Majestic Christ, God's well-loved son,
if we must share your grief and loss,
transfigure us, when all is done,
with glory shining from your cross.
|First Line:||Transfigured Christ, none comprehends|
|Title:||Transfigured Christ, None Comprehends|
|Author:||Alan Gaunt (1935-)|
|Scripture:||1 Kings 19:1-18; 2 Kings 2:1-14; Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36; John 17:1-26; 2 Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2; 1 Peter 4:12-19; 1 Peter 5:6-11|
|Copyright:||© 1991 Stainer & Bell Ltd. / Hope Publishing Co.|
|Composer:||Jeremiah Clarke (1673?-1707)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|