The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In His Temple Now Behold Him

For The Epiphany

Words: Henry J. Pye, 1853

Music: “St. Pancras,” Henry Smart
Meter: 87 87 87

Source: Book of Worship (Philadelphia: The United Lutheran Publication House, 1899), #229

1. In His temple now behold Him,
See the long expected Lord;
Ancient prophets had foretold Him,
God has now fulfilled His word,
Now to praise Him, His redeemed
Shall break forth with one accord.

2. In the arms of her who bore Him,
Virgin pure, behold Him lie,
While His aged saints adore Him,
Ere in perfect faith they die.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Lo, the Incarnate God most high!

3. Jesus, by Thy presentation,
Thou who didst for us endure,
Make us see our great salvation,
Seal us with Thy promise sure;
And present us, in Thy glory,
To Thy Father, cleansed and pure.

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