Two Old Prophets and a Baby

At the time they brought him to 

Jerusalem to be redeemed,

Simeon, an aged man of 

 righteousness who was esteemed,

guided by the Spirit entered

temple precincts, praised the Lord.

“Master, now dismiss your servant

as you promised by your word.


Now I’ve seen salvation that 

 you have prepared for ev-ryone,

bless-ed light of revelation,

 glory greater than the sun.

Bless, O Lord, salvation’s parents

 on the journey they must take.

Even as beliefs are challenged 

and their hearts and souls will ache. 


Presently another prophet,

great in age came up to them,

saw in this young family the

future of Jerusalem.

Having finished ev’rything the

law required, they went home.

Growth in strength and wisdom followed

with the favor of the Lord. 


Image: Rod Long on Unsplash

Source: Luke 2:22-40

Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune: Rustington, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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