His face shone, transfigured … Why?
[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]
His face shone like the sun,
his clothes as white as light -
his deity and glory shown:
an awesome, dazzling sight.
Elijah had appeared,
and also Moses too –
they spoke with Jesus of his death,
all that he soon would do.
As Peter, James and John
observed, a cloud came down,
enveloped them – they heard a voice.
– ‘He’s my beloved Son'.
‘With him I am well pleased.
Mankind should listen well.’
So, do we listen to those things
that Jesus came to tell?
And are we awed and thrilled
at such a glimpse of power
that will one day put right all wrongs –
a glorious judgement hour?
(divine words paraphrased, for metre)
[Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-13; Luke 9:28-36]