545. Lord, Bid Your Servant Go in Peace (Song of Simeon)
||LAND OF REST|
||Annabel Morris Buchanan (1938)|
||F Major or modal|
||American folk melody|
||Arr. © 1938, ren. H. W. Gray Company (admin. Alfred Music Publishing)|
||Alternate harmonization, 691|Text Information:
This unrhymed 20th-century paraphrase by a Scottish Jesuit gives fresh immediacy to the Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29–32) and recaptures something of that aged priest’s sense of wonder in beholding the infant Christ. The shape-note tune enhances the text’s down-to-earth quality.