“Simeon,” New Era, Dec. 1986, 51


    (Luke 2:25–32)

    Simeon held a child in his arms,

    Called by the Spirit to the temple.

    He was so very old, this man

    Of God; but waited, promised

    By the Holy Ghost that he would

    See Emmanuel before his death.

    Now, as he raised the infant high,

    Presenting him to God his Father;

    Simeon praised the Lord in mighty

    Prayer, for he had heard

    The Spirit, with clear trumpet sound,

    And the echo of the angels,

    Crying, “Here is Christ the King!”

    Painting by James Joseph Jacques Tissot