Hymns about the Transfiguration of Jesus

This is a selection of hymns and songs about the Transfiguration of Jesus.

It does not include hymns about other topics which could be implied from the story - just ones which relate directly to it.

The list is grouped into two sections:
  • Free-use (either copyright has expired, or the author has allowed them to be freely used)
  • Still subject to copyright and so can only be used if you are covered by a copyright license.
Both children's and adults hymns / songs are included in each list - because except for the youngest of children, it is is difficult to draw a clear distinction between them.

If you know any other songs or hymns that should be included, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.


About the miracle of the Transfiguration of Jesus

The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event where Jesus's appearance was changed and he appeared to radiate glory.

It is included in the gospels three times, in Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36. It is also referred to in 2 Peter 1:16–18, and some people suggest that John 1:14 also alludes to it.

In the gospel accounts, Jesus, together with and Peter, James, and John, goes up to a mountaintop to pray. While they are there, Jesus begins to shine with bright rays of light, and Moses and Elijah (representing the Law and the Prophets) appear next to him and he speaks with them. A voice, understood by the apostles to be the voice of God the Father, says "this is my son, the beloved."


Songs and hymns which may be freely used


Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Let the Heav'nly Light Shine on Me

Lord Jesus on the Holy Mount - Anketell (1889)


O Gladsome Light - Bridges

O Wondrous Type O Vision Fair

The Chosen Three on Mountain Height - Ela


When Christ was on the Mount Revealed - unknown



Hymns and songs which may still be copyright



Bright the Cloud and Bright the Glory - Daw

Christ is the World's Light - Pratt-Green

Christ Upon the Mountain Peak - Wren

Christ, We Climb with You the Mountain - Stuempfle

God's Holy Mountain we Ascend - Westendorf

God your Glory we have Seen - Wren

Hymn for the Transfiguration - Pluth

In our Midst - unknown

Jesus take us to the Mountain - Vajda

Much Brighter than a Thousand Suns - Pratt

Name of all Majesty - Dudley-Smith


O Lord, As You Were on Your Way - Gilette

O Raise Your Eyes on High and See - Wright

Our Saviour Christ Once Knelt in Prayer - Dudley-Smith

See Our Lord in All His Glory - Bible (ref)

Shine Jesus Shine - Kendrick

Song of the Transfiguration - Dunstan (Tune: PICARDY, aka Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence)

Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory - Troeger

The Transfiguration - Stevens (video)

There is a Redeemer (esp verse 4) - Green

This is my Son, my Beloved - Powell

Transfigure Me - Grundy (video)

Transfiguration Song - Hillsong 

Transfiguration (We behold the splendour of God)- Landry

Transfigure Us O Lord - Hurd

Transfigured Christ None Comprehends - Gaunt

We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding - Daw

You Shine - Crawford



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