Nunc dimittis

Gustav Holst

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine,
secundum verbum tuum in pace.
Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum.
Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum.
Lumen ad revelationem gentium,
et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.
Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio et nunc
et in semper et in saecula saeculorum.
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.

Song of Simeon, Luke 2:29-32


Gustav Holst (1874-1934)