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Well worth the long ascent

Well worth the long ascent. Constance Coote* (1844-1936).  This hymn for the feast of the Transfiguration was dated 1907 in Lady Victoria Carbery*’s Church Hymnal for the Christian Year (1917), in which it was one of two hymns by Lady Coote. It was republished in the 1920 edition. It had seven stanzas:  Well worth the long ascent,    Up to the lonely height, -Where Jesus led His chosen three    To share that wondrous night. There - where the glory streamed    From that belovèd Face,There - where the bright, enfolding cloud   Wrapt Him in heaven's embrace,  While Prophet Saints of old    Held converse with their Lord,And through the silent, fleeting hours    Earth slept, while Heaven...

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