Mount Tabor (Oliver Holden)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-01)   CPDL #35940:       
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. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-07-01)   CPDL #35939:   
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.

General Information

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1793 in The Worcester Collection, p. 130.

Description: Words by George Richards, 1792, Hymn 127.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

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