Number: 73
Title: Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory
Composer: George Henry Day, 1940
Author: Thomas H. Troeger, 1985
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-8 Mark 9:2-8 Luke 9:28-36
Theme: Transfiguration of the Lord

1.  Swiftly pass the clouds of glory,
    Heaven's voice, the dazzling light;
    Moses and Elijah vanish;
    Christ alone commands the height!
    Peter, James, and John fall silent,
    Turning from the summit's rise
    Downward toward the shadowed valley
    Where their Lord has fixed His eyes.

2.  Glimpsed and gone the revelation,
    They shall gain and keep its truth,
    Not by building on the mountain
    Any shrine or sacred booth,
    But by following the Savior
    Through the valley to the cross
    And by testing faith's resilience
    Through betrayal, pain, and loss.

3.  Lord, transfigure our perception
    With the purest light that shines,
    And recast our life's intentions 
    To the shape of Your designs,
    Till we seek no other glory
    Than what lies past Calvary's hill
    And our living and our dying
    And our rising by Your will.