The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ye Aged Saints Whose One Concern

For the Presentation in the Temple

St. Anna, the Prophetess

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1184. “She...spake of Him to all them,” Gospel of St. Luke ii. 38.

Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 122.

Ye aged saints whose one concern
    Is well to terminate your race,
Of Simeon and of Anna learn
    To' exalt your dear Redeemer's praise;
A precious Christ to all commend,
    Who seek redemption in His blood,
And your last, happiest moments spend
    In publishing the dying God.

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