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 (alt. )
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Feasts and Festivals: The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord; Presentation of Our Lord
Tune Information
Arranger: Henry Purcell, 1659-95 (adapt.)
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: G Major

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