519. In His Temple Now Behold Him

1 In His Temple now behold Him,
See the long-expected Lord;
Ancient prophets had foretold Him, --
God has now fulfilled His word.
Now to praise Him, His redeemed
Shall break forth with one accord.

2 In the arms of her who bore Him,
Virgin pure, behold Him lie,
While His aged saints adore Him
Ere in perfect faith they die.
Allelujah, allelujah!
Lo! the incarnate God most high!

3 Jesus, by Your presentation,
When they blessed You, weak and poor,
Make us see Your great salvation,
Seal us with Your promise sure;
And present us in Your glory
To Your Father, cleansed and pure.

Text Information
First Line: In His temple now behold Him
Title: In His Temple Now Behold Him
Author: Henry J. Pye, c. 1825-1903
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 87
Scripture: Luke 2:22-38
Topic: Feasts and Festivals: The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord; Presentation of Our Lord
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Arranger: Henry Purcell, 1659-95
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: G Major or modal



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