Title: O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair
Composer: William Knapp, 1738
Author: John Mason Neale, 1851
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
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.