1 When Jesus Christ was eight days old
they named him as they had been told;
name of our saviour and our Lord,
spoken to Mary Gabriel's word.

2 And when the proper time had come,
they took him to Jerusalem;
there in the temple court they prayed
and for the boy an offering made.

3 'Lord, let this child be all your own,
and in his life your will be done!'
And on that day, before he died,
the ag Simeon prophesied:

4 'Now let your servant go in peace:
these eyes have seen your saving grace;
a light to lighten all the world
the joy of heaven, the Son of God!'

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