Thursday, December 23, 2010

Transforming Light: A Shameless Plug

The book of poetry that I have been working on for over a year now is finally finished and available online!  It includes "Borne on Wings of Stormy Grandeur," "Christmas Mystery," and many more poems and hymns.  Some of them have been paired with melodies, while others have not.  You can purchase a paperback copy of the book here or download the content here.  To give you another taste of the book, I've reprinted the title poem below.  It's designed to go to the tune "Bryn Calfaria," which is usually sung with the hymn "Lo He Comes With Clouds Descending."  You can listen to the tune here.

Transforming Light

On this rugged, rocky mountain,
Earth is raised to heaven’s height.
Here the Son of Man stands shining,
Inner glory beaming bright.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
God revealed to mortal sight
Shining with transforming light.

No more doubt and darkness hide Him:
Lies dissolve as truth is shown.
No mere mortal stands before us,
God now speaks to make Him known.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Earth transformed into His throne,
One true God, He reigns alone.

As we stand before His presence,
As we gaze upon His face,
Now our eyes reflect His glory,
Now our hearts pour out His praise.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Entering in His holy place,
By His true transforming grace

Soon upon God’s holy mountain,
We’ll extol our savior’s might.
Soon we’ll see God’s Son stand shining,
God revealed to reborn sight.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
In His glory we’ll beam bright,
Shining with transforming light

1 comment:

  1. I just downloaded a copy of your book, and a first pass through shows some wonderful "turns of praise".

    One thing that might be interesting is if, as you post hymns on your blog, you also comment on your inspiration for particular images or metaphors, how you structured the hymn, or simply what drew you to that subject (sermon, scripture reading, etc).

    Keep up the good work!