This hymn is dedicated to the saints of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Laramie, WY
Recommended tune: Jesu, Meines Lebens Lebens. Christ the Life of all the Living
- On the mountain shone His glory,
Face as bright as is the sun;
See fulfilled the prophet’s story:
“This is my beloved Son!”
Here the majesty of heaven
To the Son of Man is given,
Glory which already He
Holds from all eternity.
- Peter, James and John are kneeling,
Where the prophets testify,
By their presence Christ revealing
As the one who came to die.
He by blood he will be spilling
Israel’s exodus fulfilling,
Passing through the sea of red,
Where the lost to life are led.
- This is he in darkness shining,
Whom no darkness overcame,
He, whose Spirit is refining
All who call upon His name;
He, the star of Easter’s morning,
Preaches truth until the dawning
Of the light within our heart
That his coming will impart.
- Here in our own human nature
Find the foretaste of our joy;
See the Maker in His creature
With the power to destroy
All of Satan’s snares that caught us,
Death and all that sin has brought us –
Perfect picture here we see
Of what we in heav’n shall be.
- For the death we long have dreaded
Goes this man who is our God;
To Jerusalem is headed
On the lonely, narrow road;
Where his own mock and abhor him,
There our joy is set before him
In the cross’s shame and pain,
Suffered for the sinner’s gain.
- Alleluia! Sing his praises,
Sing the light in which He lives!
For the fallen souls he raises,
For the sins that he forgives,
For the Gospel he has spoken,
For the Scripture still unbroken,
For the peace his Spirit brings
All the Church His glory sings.
Hymn first published at http://revivelutheranhymns.blogspot.com