"In His Temple Now Behold Him"
                         by Henry J. Pye, c. 1825-1903 (St. 1-3)
                           by William Cooke, 1821-1894 (St. 4)
                                                Text From:
                                 THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                   (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        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 faith and hope 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.

        4. Prince and Author of salvation,
        Be Thy boundless love our theme!
        Jesus, praise to Thee be given
        By the world Thou didst redeem,
        With the Father and the Spirit,
        Lord of majesty supreme!

Notes: Hymn #139 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 2:22 Author: Henry J. Pye, 1851 Author: William Cooke, 1853 Tune: "Sieh, hier bin ich" 1st Published in: _Geistreiches Gesangbuch_ Town: Darmstadt, 1698
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