'Tis Good, Lord, to be Here

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Around the time Jesus began warning his disciples that he would soon die, he took Peter, James and John away up a mountain. There they stood witness to events that would bolster their faith in the trying times to come...

We read the Transfiguration story back in February, but this week the lectionary offers us a second opportunity to revisit this remarkable event, so I took the opportunity to update the recording and re-share this hymn with you. 

Like Peter, James, and John, we’d love to set up camp on the mountaintop and just enjoy the presence of our Lord. But the important things God has called us to do mostly don’t happen in those holy times, they happen back out in the world.

I love Robinson’s final verse – Lord, if we can’t stay here with you, come with us back to our daily life…

You can listen to this track above, or preview the video on our YouTube Channel.

Available as audio only, or as a Lyric Video in two sizes, this 5-verse setting is a comfortable sing for all congregations.

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SD Video: Standard Definition, suitable for older Data Projectors and screens
HD Video: High Definition, suitable for TVs, mobile devices, and HDMI data projectors

Interested in other keys or with different words? These options are available to our patrons. Contact us to discuss!