Scripture Verse

Mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel. Luke 2:30–32


John Goss
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 202: Si­me­on’s song and de­cla­ra­tion to the Vir­gin Ma­ry.

Music: Ad­vent (Goss) John Goss, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip Doddridge


Our eyes sal­va­tion see,
Prepared by grace divine;
How wide its splendors are diffused!
How bright its glories shine!

Through distant heathen lands
It darts a vivid ray,
And to the realms, where Satan reigned,
Imparts celestial day.

The Israel of the Lord
In Christ their glo­ry boast,
And on the honors of His name
Their whole sal­va­tion trust.

By Him shall millions rise
To an immortal crown,
And millions, that His grace despise,
Shall sink in ruin down.

Our reckoning is begun,
And on th’account will go,
Till closed in ev­er­last­ing joy,
Or ne­ver ending woe.