In Peace and Joy I Now Depart (also known as The Song of Simeon: Nunc Dimitis)

1. In peace and joy I now depart At God's disposing; For full of comfort is my heart, Soft reposing. So the Lord hath promised me, And death is but a slumber.

2. 'Tis Christ that wrought this work for me, My faithful Savior, Whom Thou hast made mine eyes to see By Thy favor. Now I know He is my Life, My Help in need and dying.

3. Him Thou hast unto all set forth Their great Salvation And to His kingdom called the earth, Every nation, By Thy dear and wholesome Word, In every place resounding.

4. He is the Hope and saving Light Of lands benighted; By Him are they who dwelt in night Fed and lighted. He is Is rael's Praise and Bliss, Their Joy, Reward, and Glory.

Words: Martin Luther, 1524. Translated by Leonard Woolsey Bacon, 1884, alt.
Music: 'Mit Fried und Freud ich Far Dahin' from Walter's Geistliche Gesangb├╝chlein, 1524.
Setting: Michael Praetorius, 1610.
copyright: public domain. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2009 Revision.

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