Song of Simeon
Text Nunc dimittis (Luke 2:2932), para.
Rae E. Whitney
and organ or SATB
Topics Canticles, Evening Prayer
Length 1' 00" Price $1.50 (U.S.) Released
Catalog no. 410-852 Difficulty Moderately easy
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Whitney's metrical version of the Nunc Dimittis receives
simple yet elegant treatment here at the hands of Austin Lovelace.
Two versions are included: one for unison voices and organ, the
other for unaccompanied choir, SATB. Use this the week after
Christmas or at a service of evening prayer.
Lord God, you now have set your servant
to go in peace as promised in your word;
my eyes have seen the Savior, Christ the Lord,
prepared by you for all the world to see,
to shine on nations trapped in darkest night,
the glory of your people, and their light.
para. Rae E. Whitney. © 1982 Church Pension Fund.