Mount Tabor (Oliver Holden)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-01). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 67 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other three stanzas from Richards' hymn added below.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-07-01). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other three stanzas from Richards' hymn added below.
Title: Mount Tabor
First Line: As Jesus stood on Tabor's mound
Composer: Oliver Holden
Lyricist: George Richards
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred Meter: 668. 668
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1792 in The Worcester Collection, Edition 4, p. 130
Description: Words by George Richards, 1792, Hymn 127.
Original text and translations
As Jesus stood on Tabor's mound,
Celestial glory beamed around,
And clothed the man, the God,
In lucid robes of spotless white,
While splendors of primeval light
Loosed day's unbounded flood.
More pure than Salmon's fleecy snow,
His whitening garments radiant flow,
How changed His mortal form!
Thus breaks the sun all glorious forth,
And seven-fold light revisits earth,
As dies away the storm.
Behold the man! What beauties shine!
'Tis there the Father beams divine
With light, and life, and grace:
Those glories which surround the God,
His mighty arm shall pour abroad,
On Adam's naked race.
Lord Jesus come! From Tabor's mound,
Light the whole earth with glory round:
Thyself, the life, display:
These bodies change to heavenly forms:
O God! My soul, my spirit warms:
I pant, to see the day.
Transfiguration on Mount Tabor by George Richards