'Tis good, Lord, to be here (Charles Lockhart)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-03)  CPDL #63301:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-03).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2021-03-03)  CPDL #63300:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-03).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: 'Tis good, Lord, to be here
Composer: Charles Lockhart
Hymn tune: Carlisle
Lyricist: Joseph Armitage Robinsoncreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 318
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Original text and translations

English.png English text

’Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy glory fills the night;
thy face and garments, like the sun,
shine with unborrowed light.

’Tis good, Lord, to be here,
thy beauty to behold,
where Moses and Elijah stand,
thy messengers of old.

Fulfiller of the past,
promise of things to be,
we hail thy body glorified,
and our redemption see.

Before we taste of death,
we see thy kingdom come;
we fain would hold the vision bright,
and make this hill our home.

’Tis good, Lord, to be here,
yet we may not remain;
but since thou bidst us leave the mount,
come with us to the plain.