314. 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.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Lo, th'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, 1825-1903
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Epiphany; Christ--Life and ministry of; Christian year--Epiphany
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Purcell, 1658-1695
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting © 1981 by Richard W. Gieseke. Used by permission

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