Christ, upon the mountain peakAuthor: Brian A. Wren (1962, 1988)
Published in 23 hymnals
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1 Jesus on the mountain peak
Stands alone in glory blazing;
Let us, if we dare to speak,
Join the saints and angels praising.
2 Trembling at zhis feet we saw
Moses and Elijah speaking.
All the prophets and the law
Shout through them their joyful greeting:
3 Swift the cloud of glory came:
God proclaiming in its thunder
Jesus as his Son by name!
Nations, cry aloud in wonder,
4 This is God's beloved Son!
Law and prophets sing before Him;
First and Last and only One.
Let creation now adore him!
Source: Lutheran Service Book #415
|First Line:||Christ, upon the mountain peak|
|Title:||Christ Upon the Mountain Peak|
|Author:||Brian A. Wren (1962, 1988)|
|Copyright:||© 1977, rev. 1995 Hope Publishing Company|
st. = Luke 9:28-36
Brian Wren (PHH 311) wrote this text at Mansfield College, Oxford, England, in 1962. Published in the British supplement 100 Hymns for Today (1959), "Christ, upon the Mountain Peak" was the second hymn text that Wren wrote.
The text is based on the gospel story of Christ's transfiguration from Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, and Luke 9:28-36. Powerfully poetic, the text not only captures something of the awe in the event–we share in the awe as we sing "Alleluia"–but also presents a cosmic picture: the saints, angels, prophets, all nations, and the whole creation bring praise to the true Son of God! In the style of the transfiguration celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the entire focus is on Christ, the Alpha and Omega (st. 4).
In worship services that focus on the transfiguration (at the end of the Epiphany season or early in Lent); useful at other occasions that emphasize the cosmic awe proper before God's beloved Son.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (23)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #205||Christ, upon the mountain peak||2000|
|Common Praise #169||Jesus, on the mountain peak||Jesus, on the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren (1936-)||Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907-1991)||184.108.40.206 with alleluia||Psalm 99; Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36; Luke 16:16; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Psalm 99; Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36; Luke 16:16; 2 Peter 1:16-21||MOWSLEY||1998|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #364||Jesus, on the mountain peak||Jesus, on the mountain peak||2000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #317||Jesus on the mountain peak||Brian A. Wren, b. 1936||Mark Sedio, b. 1954||220.127.116.11.8||BETHOLD||c minor||2006|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #129||Christ upon the mountain peak||Brian A. Wren, b. 1936||Cyril Vincent Taylor, b. 1907||18.104.22.168 with alleluia||MOWSLEY||G Major or modal||English||1985|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #130||Christ upon the mountain peak||Brian A. Wren, b. 1936||Peter Cutts, b. 1937||22.214.171.124 with alleluia||SHILINGFORD||A Flat Major||English||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #441||Christ, upon the mountain peak||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #115||Christ upon the mountain peak||Brian Wren (born 1936)||H. J. Gauntlett (1805-1876)||126.96.36.199.4||ST. ALBINUS||B Flat Major||1987|
|If I Could Visit Bethlehem #25||Jesus, on the Mountain Peak||Jesus, on the Mountain Peak||Alleluia, alleluia||Brian Wren||Michael Burkhardt||188.8.131.52 R with alleluias||Luke 9:28-36; Mark 9:2-8; Matthew 17:1-9||TRANSFIGURATION||C Major||2000|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #130||Jesus on the mountain peak||Jesus on the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren||Cyril Vincent Taylor, b. 1907||184.108.40.206.4||Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36||MOWSLEY||F Major or modal||2013|
|Lutheran Service Book #415||Jesus on the mountain peak||Jesus on the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren, b. 1936||Theodore A. Beck, 1929-2003||220.127.116.11.4||2 Peter 1:16-19||SEWARD||D Major||English||2006|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #74||Jesus on the mountain peak||Jesus on the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren||Cyril Vincent Taylor||18.104.22.168.4||Matthew 17:2; Mark 9:2||MOWSLEY||F Major||English||1990|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #369||Christ, upon the mountain peak||Christ, upon the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren||Norm Jonkman||22.214.171.124 R with alleluias||Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36||TRANSFIGURATION||F Major||English||1987|
|Rejoice in the Lord #257||Christ upon the mountain peak||Christ upon the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren||Peter Cutts||126.96.36.199.4||Luke 9:28-36; Mark 9:2-7; Matthew 17:1-9||SHILLINGFORD||A Flat Major||English||1985|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #147||Christ upon the mountain peak||Sydney H. Nicholson (1875-1947)||FENITON||F Major or modal||1D6U12355653121D65U1||1985|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #322||Jesus, on the mountain peak||188.8.131.52.4||1999|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #209||Jesus on the mountain peak||Jesus on the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren, 1936-||Bradley P. Lehman, 1964-||184.108.40.206 with alleluia||Matthew 17:1-8||MOUNTAIN PEAK||1996|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #260||Christ, upon the mountain peak||Christ, upon the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren||Peter Cutts||220.127.116.11 with alleluia||Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36||SHILLINGFORD||c minor||English||1989|
|The Worshiping Church #180||Christ upon the mountain peak||Christ upon the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren||Cyril V. Taylor||18.104.22.168 with alleluia||Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36; Revelation 1:11; Revelation 21:6||MOWSLEY||G Major||English||1990|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #243||Christ, upon the mountain peak||1999|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #102||Jesus on the mountain peak||Jesus on the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren||Cyril Vincent Taylor||22.214.171.124.4||MOWSLEY||F Major or modal||English||1996|
|With One Voice #653||Jesus on the mountain peak||Jesus on the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren, b. 1936||Henry J. Gauntlett, 1805-1876||126.96.36.199.4||Luke 9:28-36; Mark 9:2-9; Matthew 17:1-9||ST ALBINUS||B Flat Major||English||1995|
|Worship and Rejoice #246||Jesus on the mountain peak||Jesus on the Mountain Peak||Brian Wren, 1936-||Cyril V. Taylor, 1907-1991||188.8.131.52.4||Revelation 22:13; Revelation 22:6; Revelation 1:8; Mark 9:2-13; Matthew 17:1-13||MOWSLEY||F Major or modal||English||2001|