John Baptiste Calkin, 1872
Tr. John Mason Peale, 1854;
O wondrous type! O vision fair
Of glory that the Church shall share,
Which Christ upon the mountain shows
Where brighter than the sun he glows!
From age to age the tale declare
How with the three disciples there,
Where Moses and Elias meet,
The Lord holds converse high and sweet.
With shining face and bright array,
Christ deigns to manifest today
What glory shall be theirs above
Who joy in God with perfect love.
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.
O Father, with the eternal Son,
And Holy Spirit, ever One,
Vouchsafe to bring us by thy grace
To see thy glory face to face.