The transfiguration

Just once he showed his awesome majesty,
unveiling of his shining deity;
with Moses talked  of what he’d soon fulfil
– the sacrificial Lamb would let them kill
himself: as Rescuer soon he would depart,
and lead to freedom, blessings great impart.

The Father spoke from heaven, awesome sound,
– announcement of the Son’s authority,
acknowledging his full divinity,
– one greater than Elijah here was found,
whom we should listen to attentively
our Maker, Saviour heed delightedly.

Matthew 17:1-13

Tune: 10 10 10 10 10 1 0 eg Finlandia by Sibelius (tune of ‘Be still my soul, the Lord is on Thy side’)
or Yorkshire by John Wainwright (tune of ‘Christians awake, salute the happy morn’)

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