In His Temple Now Behold Him

Verses 1-3 of this Christmas hymn were written by Hen­ry J. Pye (1825-1903), while verse 4 is by Will­iam Cooke (1821-1894).

With meter, tunes it has been set to include:

  • Henry Purcell's WESTMINSTER ABBEY.

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In His temple now behold Him,
See the long expected Lord;
Ancient prophets had foretold Him,
God has now fulfilled His word.
Now to praise Him, His redeemed
Shall break forth with one accord.

In the arms of her who bore Him,
Virgin pure, behold Him lie,
While his aged saints adore Him
Ere in faith and hope they die.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Lo, th’incarnate God most high.

Jesus, by thy presentation,
Thou, who didst for us endure,
Make us see our great salvation,
Seal us with thy promise sure.
And present us in thy glory
To thy Father, cleansed and pure.

Prince and author of salvation,
Be thy boundless love our theme!
Jesus, praise to thee be given
By the world thou didst redeem.
With the Father and the Spirit,
Lord of majesty supreme!

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