F8. The song of Simeon, called Nunc dimittis

1 O Lord because my hearts desire
Hath wished long to see
My only Lord and Saviour,
Thy Sonne before I die.
the joy and health of all mankind,
Desired long before.
Which now is come into the world,
Of mercy bringing store.

Thou sufferest thy servant now
In peace for to depart,
According to thy holy word,
Which lighteneth my heart.
Because mine eyes which thou hast made
To give my body light,
Have now behold thy saving health,
Which is the Lord of might.

Whom thou mercifully hast set
(Of thine abundant grace)
In open sight and visible,
Before all peoples face.
The Gentiles to illuminate,
And Satan over-quell:
And eke to be the glory of
Thy people Israel.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord because my hearts desire
Title: The song of Simeon, called Nunc dimittis
Original Language: Latin
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Tune Information
Name: [O Lord because my hearts desire]
Key: G Major



Media
MIDI file: Midi

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