Joseph and Simeon Recitative Song Lyrics
Mary and Joseph take their baby,
Jesus, to present Him at the Temple
and fulfill the law of the Scriptures.
They approach one of the priests.
From a distance, Simeon recognizes
who Jesus is and runs to them.
JOSEPH: We are Mary and Joseph
We've come to present our first
SIMEON: Praise be to God, I
He is the Holy One
I am Simeon, led by God
I've been appointed
To bless this Child revealed
To be The Anointed
Though a sword will pierce
You have been entrusted with
Through Him hearts will
And men will speak against