Simeon held a child in his arms,

Called by the Spirit to the temple.

He was so very old, this man

Of God; but waited, promised

By the Holy Ghost that he would

See Emmanuel before his death.

Now, as he raised the infant high

Presenting him to God his Father

Simeon praised the Lord in mighty

Prayer, for he had heard.

The Spirit, with clear trumpet sound,

And the echo of the angels

Crying, “Here is Christ, the king!”

Painting by Greg K. Olsen