“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation
Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,
A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”
Hymn: TLH 126, st. 1,4,5 :
Arise and Shine in Splendor
1. Arise and shine in splendor,
Let night to day surrender;
They light is drawing near,
Above thee day is beaming
In matchless beauty gleaming;
The glory of the Lord is here.
4. Lift up thy eyes in wonder;
See nations gather yonder,
They all come unto thee
The world has heard thy story
Thy sons come to thy glory,
And daughters haste thy Light to see.
5. Thy heart will leap for gladness
When from the realms of sadness
They come o’er land and sea.
Thine eyes will wake from slumber
When people without number
Come thronging from afar to thee.