Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here

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1 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy glory fills the night;
thy face and garments, like the sun,
shine with unborrowed light.

2 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy beauty to behold,
where Moses and Elijah stand,
thy messengers of old.

3 Fulfiller of the past,
promise of things to be,
we hail thy body glorified,
and our redemption see.

4 Before we taste of death,
we see thy kingdom come;
we fain would hold the vision bright,
and make this hill our home.

5 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
yet we may not remain;
but since thou bidst us leave the mount,
come with us to the plain.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #281

Author: J. Armitage Robinson

Robinson, Joseph Armitage, D.D., Dean of Westminster since 1902, of Christ College, Camb. (B.A. 1881, M.A. 1884, D.D. 1896), sometime Fellow of his College, Norrisian Prof, of Div., Camb., Rector of St. Marg., Westminster, and Canon of Westminster, &c.,is only slightly associated with hymnology. His hymn, "'Tis good, Lord, to be here" (Transfiguration), was written c. 1890. It was included in the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, and supplies a long-felt want with respect to hymns on the Trans¬figuration. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 26 of 26)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #281Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #95TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #167TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #248Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #315TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #877Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #778
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #771
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #318
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #156
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #449a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #449b
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #775
Lutheran Service Book #414TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #89TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #326TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #718
Small Church Music #1064Audio
Small Church Music #2066Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #210
The Cyber Hymnal #6562TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #178Page Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #234
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #103TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #700
Worship (4th ed.) #881
Include 14 pre-1979 instances



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