1 'Let me now depart in peace,
to my passing reconciled
thankful, e'er my life should cease,
to have seen the holy Child.

2 'Jesus, hope of every nation,
dawn of God's eternal Day:
set to offer men salvation,
he Himself shall light the way.

3 'Lord, Your servants long have waited,
trusting You to keep Your word:
now our faith is vindicated
for these eyes have seen the Lord!'

Glory be to God the Father,
glory to His Royal Son,
with the everlasting Spirit
praise for ever God as One.

Michael Perry (1942-1996) after Nunc Dimittis
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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