The United Methodist Hymnal


O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair

1.	O wondrous sight! O vision fair 
	of glory that the church shall share, 
	which Christ upon the mountain shows, 
	where brighter than the sun he glows!

2.	From age to age the tale declares 
	how with the three disciples there 
	where Moses and Elijah meet, 
	the Lord holds converse high and sweet.

3.	The law and prophets there have place, 
	two chosen witnesses of grace; 
	the Father's voice from out the cloud 
	proclaims his only Son aloud.

4.	With shining face and bright array, 
	Christ deigns to manifest that day 
	what glory shall be theirs above 
	who joy in God with perfect love.

5.	And faithful hearts are raised on high 
	by this great vision's mystery; 
	for which in joyful strains we raise 
	the voice of prayer, the hymn of praise.

WORDS: John Mason Neale, 1851
MUSIC: William Knapp, 1738
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-8 Mark 9:2-8 Luke 9:28-36
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Christ's Gracious Life: Life and Teaching; Christian Year: Transfiguration; Christian Year: Transfiguration; Jesus Christ