We add Luther's version of the Song of Simeon:--
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
In peace and joy I now depart,
According to God's will;
For full of comfort is my heart,
So calm and still.
So doth God His promise keep,
And death to me is but a sleep.
'Tis Christ has wrought this work for me;
Thy dear and only Son,
Whom Thou hast suffered me to see,
And made Him known
As our Help when woes are rife,
And e'en in death itself our Life.
For Thou in mercy unto all
Hast set this Saviour forth,
And to His kingdom Thou dost call
The whole sad earth,
Through Thy blessed, wholesome Word,
That now in every place is heard.
He is the Hope, the Saving Light,
That heathen nations need,
And those who know Thee not aright
Will teach and lead;
While His Israel's joy He is,
His people's glory, praise, and bliss.