413. O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair

1 O wondrous type! O vision fair
Of glory that the Church may share,
Which Christ upon the mountain shows,
Where brighter than the sun He glows!

2 With Moses and Elijah nigh
The incarnate Lord holds converse high;
And from the cloud the Holy One
Bears record to the only Son.

3 With shining face and bright array
Christ deigns to manifest today
What glory shall be theirs above
Who joy in God with perfect love.

4 And faithful hearts are raised on high
By this great vision's mystery,
For which in joyful strains we raise
The voice of prayer, the hymn of praise.

5 O Father, with the eternal Son
And Holy Spirit ever one,
We pray Thee, bring us by Thy grace
To see Thy glory face to face.

Text Information
First Line: O wondrous type! O vision fair
Title: O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Luke 9:28-36; John 1:14-24
Source: Sarum Breviary, Salisbury, 1495
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DEO GRACIAS
Meter: L M
Key: c minor or modal
Source: English, 15th cent.



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