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Hymn: On Tabor's top the Saviour stood (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: On Tabor's top the Saviour stood

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 55

Page Number: 075, click to see hymnal pages


ON Tabor's top the Saviour stood

With Peter, James, and John;

And while he talked of Calv'ry there,

His face resplendent shone.

While on his suff'rings he conversed,

And spoke of griefs to come,

His countenance assum'd a light

Much brighter than the sun.

In dazzling brightness all arrayed

Jesus transfigured stands,

From heaven descends the man who gave

To Israel God's commands.

Elijah, too, of burning zeal,

Who did that law restore,

Appeared with Moses on this mount

And talked his suff'rings o'er.

Transported with this glorious scene,

The witnesses exclaim,

'T is good, Lord, with such guests to dwell:

Here let us still remain.

Three tents with joyful hands we'll raise,

And place them side by side,

For these celestials, and for thee,

And here let us abide.

While thus they spoke, a cloud descends

And takes them from their sight;

But Jesus yet remains with them,

The Father's chief delight.

This is my Son, his voice declares,

Hear him in all he says,

Not Mosses nor Elijah now

Shall guide you in my ways.

With joy this more illustrious guide

Henceforth we'll still obey,

Till we behold the glorious light

Of an eternal day.