139. 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 agèd saints adore Him
Ere in faith and hope they die.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Lo, th’incarnate God most high.

3 Jesus, by Thy presentation,
Thou, who didst for us endure,
Make us see our great salvation,
Seal us with Thy promise sure.
And present us in Thy glory
To Thy Father, cleansed and pure.

4 Prince and Author of salvation,
Be Thy boundless love our theme!
Jesus, praise to Thee be given
By the world Thou didst redeem.
With the Father and the Spirit,
Lord of majesty supreme!


Text Information
First Line: In his Temple now behold Him
Title: In His Temple Now Behold Him
Author (sts. 1-3): Henry J. Pye (1851)
Author (st. 4): William Cooke (1853)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Presentation
Tune Information
Key: b minor
Source: "Geistreiches Gesangbuch," Darmstadt, 1698

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