Song of Simeon

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Paraphraser: James J. Quinn

James Quinn (b. Glasgow, Scotland, April 21, 1919; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, April 8, 2010) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who was ordained in 1950. As a consultant for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, sparked by Vatican II, he has exerted influence far beyond his native Scotland. A collection of his hymn texts is available from Selah Publishing company. Sing a New Creation Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, bid Your servant go in peace
Title: Song of Simeon
Latin Title: Nunc Dimittis
Paraphraser: James J. Quinn
Language: English
Copyright: © 1969, 1989 James Quinn; admin. OCP Publications


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