Transfiguration (Kathryn Rose)

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  • CPDL #28017:     
Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2013-01-11).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Transfiguration
Composer: Kathryn Rose
Lyricist: Thomas Thurman

Number of voices: 1 to 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2012

Description: Words by Thomas Thurman, used with permission under CC BY-SA.

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Original text and translations

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What’s seen is seen, and cannot be unknown;
and so he turned my soul, and turns it still.
We’d walked a while, just him and us alone;
we’d wandered up some ordinary hill.
The air was cold. The conversation died.
I wondered if I’d left the stove alight.
The curtains of the world were torn aside,
and naked glory overwhelmed my sight;
    and oh, the voice, that called to him by name,
    so comforting, so terrible to hear:
    that man I knew, the same, yet not the same,
    touches my arm, and tells me not to fear;
but as I raise my eyes, the light is gone,
and life, and something more, must carry on.