545. Lord, Bid Your Servant Go in Peace (Song of Simeon)

Text Information
First Line: Lord, bid your servant go in peace
Title: Lord, Bid Your Servant Go in Peace (Song of Simeon)
Original Language: Latin
Author: James Quinn, SJ (1969)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Topic: Sending
Copyright: © 1969 James Quinn SJ
Tune Information
Arranger: Annabel Morris Buchanan (1938)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: American folk melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1938, ren. H. W. Gray Company (admin. Alfred Music Publishing)
Notes: 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.

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