Much Brighter than a Thousand Suns

Much brighter than a thousand suns

Author: Andrew Pratt
Tune: QUARRY LAKES
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Much brighter than a thousand suns,
the source of life, eternal grace;
light of the cosmos and this world
now shining from a saviour's face.
Upon the mountain's towering height
they saw transfiguration's light.

This man, this Jesus, they had known,
who called them once by Galilee,
now stood upon the mountaintop,
he seemed exalted, shining, free.
Disciples caught in stark surprise
had shielded dazzled, blinded eyes.

Free of the bonds of human life
and distanced by some greater power,
a strange yet mystic harmony
joined earth and heaven in this hour.
It seemed that God was very near,
inspiring awe, dispelling fear.

The height of love, the depth of grace,
the dazzling birth of something new,
a supernova magnified,
a stunning, startling, shining view,
for God affirmed Christ's human worth
illuminating all the earth.

Source: New Hymns of Hope #153

Author: Andrew Pratt

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First Line: Much brighter than a thousand suns
Title: Much Brighter than a Thousand Suns
Author: Andrew Pratt
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © 2012 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (admin. Hope Publishing Company)

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