Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Hymn about the Transfiguration

This is by Rev. Kathryn Davelaar, the incumbent at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, NY.

God’s Holy Mountain We Ascend


God’s holy mountain we ascend, where truth and love together blend;
how fair God’s holy dwelling!
God’s people, we assemble here in holy love and childlike fear,
all clouds of hate dispelling.

With Christ, in Christ,
interceding, ever pleading our salvation.
Father, hear our supplication.

Upon God’s mountain fairest heights, God’s chosen people Christ invites
to enter here God’s dwelling.
Where once the loaves were multiplied, where heaven’s manna God supplied,
all loves Christ’s love excelling.

Christ lead us to this holy hill where you fulfill your Father’s will
in perfect expiation.
Here we recall that festive meal that Christ these mysteries may reveal
in joyful celebration.


Cotton Wool & Silk said...

Lovely that you posted this lovely hymn -- but I need to clarify.
KLD did not write the hymn -- only was introduced to it and I am happy to share it.

Terri said...

This was an often-sung hymn in the midwestern Catholic church that I grew up in, in the 1960's. In fact, that's how I found this site. I had the tune and some of the words floating around in my head, and I googled what I could remember to find the rest.