The Mountain (lyrics)sung to Aberystwyth by Joseph Parry or Hollingside by John Bacchus Dykes (tunes for Jesus, lover of my soul)Transfiguration; Matthew 17: 1-9
Climb this mountain path with me,
lest I slip or lose my way.
Show me vistas we can see
when we’ve scaled the heights and pray.
As I watch, my mind grows still,
so I see by inner sight –
not my dreams or restless will –
but you, bathed in radiant light.
Timeless wisdom greets the wise,
those who spoke out for the One;
cloud of glory sails the skies,
voice of God tells love of Son.
How to keep this vision clear?
I would grasp it, hold it fast.
Revelation has come near;
closed in stone, will knowing last?
Overwhelmed am I with fear,
falling to the bruising ground.
Seems I may not linger here
with that light of love around.
I must face a dark descent,
silent, dazed, inside my head.
Glory briefly came and went -
showed him risen from the dead?
Barbara Messner 16/02/2023
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2 thoughts on “The Mountain (lyrics)”
Aberystwyth for sure… and such a more reflective feel than bouncy “Shine, Jesus, Shine”
Yes, it was singing Aberystwyth (in Jesus, lover of my soul) that got me started on the words – love that tune.