317a. Nunc Dimittis: Song of St. Simeon

Lord let thy Servant now depart
Into thy promis'd Rest,
Since my expecting Eyes have been
With thy Salvation blest:
Which, till this Time, thy favour'd Saints,
And Prophets, only knew,
Long since prepar'd, but now set forth
In all the Peoples view.

A Light to shew the Heathen World
The Way to saving Grace:
But O! the Light and Glory both
Of Isr'el's chosen Race.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
Be Glory; as it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Lord let thy Servant now depart
Title: Nunc Dimittis: Song of St. Simeon
Publication Date: 1754
Scripture: Luke 2:29-32
Language: English
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