77. 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 faith and hope they die.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
See th' incarnate God most high!

3 Jesus, by your presentation,
You who did for us endure,
Let 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
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Epiphany; Name of Jesus/Presentation
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Purcell (adapt.)
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1981 Richard W. Gieseke

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