Author: Bp. W. W. How Hymnal: The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #152 (1894) Meter: 184.108.40.206.8.8 Hymnal Title: The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 Lyrics: 1 Rejoice ye sons of men!
Your brightest praises yield!
The everlasting Son
See in the flesh revealed!
The world's Redeemer comes to-day
His own Redemption's price to pay.
2 Lo! Simeon's saintly arms
The holy burden bear;
He sees with raptured eye
His true salvation there.
The weary waiting now is past;
The long-expected comes at last.
3 The agèd saint's embrace
The blessèd mother saw,
And on his words so strange
She mused with silent awe.
What conflict for her child is stored?
And what for her this piercing sword?
4 O Saviour, in Thy courts
We all our sins confess:
But Thou didst once for us
Fulfill all righteousness.
Impure, unclean, oh, may we be,
Presented pure and clean in Thee!
5 And when, O God made Man,
Upon our waiting eye,
In glorious might revealed,
Salvation draweth nigh;
In that great day Thy servants bless,
And be "the Lord of Righteousness"!
Topics: Other Feasts and Fasts The Purification Languages: English Tune Title: [Rejoice, ye sons of men]
Rejoice, ye sons of men!