Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory was composed by George Henry Day in 1940. It’s based on Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, and Luke 9:28-36.
The theme is the Transfiguration of the Lord.
1. Swiftly pass the clouds of glory, Heaven's voice, the dazzling light; Moses and Elijah vanish; Christ alone commands the height! Peter, James, and John fall silent, Turning from the summit's rise Downward toward the shadowed valley Where their Lord has fixed His eyes. 2. Glimpsed and gone the revelation, They shall gain and keep its truth, Not by building on the mountain Any shrine or sacred booth, But by following the Savior Through the valley to the cross And by testing faith's resilience Through betrayal, pain, and loss. 3. Lord, transfigure our perception With the purest light that shines, And recast our life's intentions To the shape of Your designs, Till we seek no other glory Than what lies past Calvary's hill And our living and our dying And our rising by Your will.