I wish I had gotten this out sooner, but I better late than never, I suppose. It’s gotten a lot of good reaction from the folks at the Musica Sacra forum.
This new hymn text for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year C (the Transfiguration), is an attempt to capture what I see as the throughline of the day’s readings: God keeps promises, and God’s ultimate promise is that we shall stand in God’s presence, seeing God face to face, and this encounter will sanctify us.
There are simply not enough songs for the First Sunday of Lent (Year C). Humbly, then, I offer you this new hymn text, inspired by the lectionary passages of that Sunday.