Lord Jesus, on the holy mount

Lord Jesus, on the holy mount

Author: John Anketell (1889)
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1 Lord Jesus, on the holy mount
We would abide with Thee,
Still drinking from the blessed fount
Of grace, so rich and free.

2 There prophets praise Thy glorious Name,
And deeds which Thou hast done;
And there the Father's words proclaim
His own beloved Son.

3 The rays of Thy transfigured face
Beam with such golden light
That we would never leave the place,
Nor lose the heavenly sight.

4 But there is work on earth to do,
The suffering soul to heal;
The harvest great, the laborers few
Thy kingdom to reveal.

5 We may not linger on the mount,
Where bright Thy glories shine;
We may not taste the sacred fount
Of blessedness Divine.

6 But let some beams of heavenly light
Make bright our earthly way;
Then grant the beatific sight
Of heaven the endless day.


The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: John Anketell

Anketell, John, M.A., was born at New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., March 8, 1835, and educated at Yale College, and the University of- Halle-Wittenberg, Prussian Saxony. He was ordained deacon of the American Episcopalian Church in 1859, and priest in 1860. He founded (Stanza John's (American) Episcopal Church in Dresden in 1869. Subsequently he became Professor of Hebrew and Greek Exegesis in the Seabury Divinity School. Mr. Anketell published in 1889 Gospel and Epistle Hymns for the Christian Year, N.Y. He has also translated about 120 hymns from the German, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Danish, Italian, and Syriac, which were published in the Church Review, N.Y., 1876 and later, and in other periodicals. A few of those from the L… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord Jesus, on the holy mount
Author: John Anketell (1889)
Language: English



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