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μετεμορφώθης ἐν τῷ ὄρει Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς,

δείξας τοῖς μαθηταῖς σου τὴν δόξαν σου, καθὼς ἠδύναντο.

Transfiguration, August 6

tr., John Brownlie




When on the mount the Lord appeared

Transfigured to the sight,

His countenance was like the sun,

His raiment glistened white.


But dull the minds, and dark the eyes,

On whom such glory shone;

They saw not God upon the mount,

They saw but man alone.


And when the dark and cloudy days

Of death and sorrow came,

What were their thoughts of Him who hung

Upon the cross of shame?


They knew not that the God of Life

An offering yielded there,

And of His will endured for all

The load of sin He bare.


Lord, to the mount where Thou art seen

In all Thy glory bright,

Thy servants now would wend their way

To gaze upon the Light,


And there behold, in glory clad,

The Light to mortals given,

That in the night that hid the cross,

Shone with the light of heaven.

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