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891. The Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis): Canticle 17 (paraphrase)

Lord, you have fulfilled your word;
now let your servant depart in peace.

1 With my own eyes I have seen the salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of ev’ry people. (Refrain)

2 A light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel. (Refrain)

Antiphon for use at Compline (before and after Canticle):
Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping;
that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

Text Information
First Line: With my own eyes I have seen the salvation
Title: The Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis): Canticle 17 (paraphrase)
Publication Date: 1997
Scripture: Luke 2:29-32
Topic: Service Music: Canticles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, you have fulfilled your word
Tune Information
Composer (Antiphon): Kevin R. Hackett (b. 1956)
Composer: Mimi Fara, b. 1938
Key: G Major
Copyright: Antiphon for use at Compline © 1996 CELEBRATION ; © 1975 CELEBRATION