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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