Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, The Transfiguration, Vespers

detail from Transfiguration by Raphael, c.1519You, whosoever Christ would seek,
Lift up your eyes, and, there on high,
Of glorious Majesty a Sign,
Endless and bright, you may descry.

A Shining Being there above,
Which knows no ending, we behold,
Lofty, sublime, and limitless,
Older than Heaven and Chaos old.

Tis He, who is of Gentile Tribes,
And of the Jewish people, King,
To Abraham promised, and to all,
Whoever from his seed should spring.

Of Him the Prophets testify,
And to the Covenant witness bear,
For which the Father gave command,
This is my Son, believe and hear.

Who art revealed to little ones,
Jesus, may glory be to Thee,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Through ages of Eternity. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England