Christ Upon the Mountain Peak / Jesus on the Mountain Peak / Transfiguration

This hymn about the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9: 2-10 and Luke 9:28-36) was written by English theologian, minister (United Reformed Church, then free-lance) and hymn-writer Brian A. Wren (b 1936).

It was initially published in 1962, and revised in 1977 - although many people appears to be continuing to use the earlier, now unapproved, version.

With meter 7.8.7.8.4, tunes it is set to include:
  • MOWSLEY by Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907-1991)
  • SHILLINGFORD by Peter W Cutts (b. 1937) - written for the text (ref)
  • FENITON by Sydney H Nicholson (1875–1947)
  • LIEBSTER JESU by Johann Rudolf Ahle (1664)
  • An unnamed tune by Ricky Manalo
  • GOES by Ron Klusmeier

Jesus on the mountain peak stands alone in glory blazing; Let us, if we dare to speak, join the saints and angels praising.  Alleluia!  2  Trembling at his feet we saw Moses and Elijah speaking. All the Prophets and the law shout through them their joyful greeting:  3   Swift the cloud of glory came,  God, proclaiming in its thunder Jesus as the Son by name! Nations, cry aloud in wonder!  4  Jesus is the chosen One, living hope of every nation, hear and heed him, everyone; sing, with earth and all creation,



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Examples

Choir with organ accompaniment (recorded in a church service):



Choir with orchestra - organ accompaniment -Tune MOWSLEY:



Solo singer (with effects) - piano accompaniment -Tune MOWSLEY:



Instrumental - organ. Tune MOWSLEY:



Duet with piano, Manalo tune:




Solo singer, tune - Manalo:



Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website (original lyrics) or this one (revised version) - or this one without out Alleluias. A rough outline is:

Original lyrics

1  Christ, upon the mountain peak
Alleluia ....
2 Trembling at his feet we saw ...

3  Swift the cloud of glory came ...

4  This is God's beloved Son ...

Revised lyrics

1  Jesus on the mountain peak
... Praise and glory, praise and glory, praise and glory to the Lord ...

2  Trembling at his feet we saw ...

3  Swift the cloud of glory came ...

4  Jesus is the chosen One ...

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1. Jesus, on the mountain peak, stands alone in glory blazing.
Let us, if we dare to speak, join the saints and angels praising.
Praise and glory, praise and glory, praise and glory to our Lord!
Let us, if we dare to speak, join the saints and angels praising.
2. Trembling at his feet we saw Moses and Elijah speaking.
All the prophets and the law shout through them their joyful greeting:
Praise and glory, praise and glory, praise and glory to our Lord!
All the prophets and the law shout through them their joyful greeting.
3. Swift the cloud of glory came, God, proclaiming in its thunder,
Jesus as the Son by name! Nations, cry aloud in wonder:
Praise and glory, praise and glory, praise and glory to our Lord!
Jesus as the Son by name: nations, cry aloud in wonder.
4. Jesus is the chosen one, living hope of ev’ry nation,
hear and heed him, ev’ryone; sing, with earth and all creation:
Praise and glory, praise and glory, praise and glory to our Lord!
Hear and heed him, ev’ryone; sing with earth and all creation.

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