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Song of Simeon

From the Book of Divine Worship - An Order for Compline

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;

For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:

A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.


All repeat the Antiphon.

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping;
that awake we may watch with Christ,
and asleep we may rest in peace.

In Easter Season, add Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


Let us bless the Lord.


Thanks be to God.

The Officiant concludes:

The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us. Amen.

Here a Marian anthem may be sung.

* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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