Words: Jackson W. Henry, 2017
Music: USA camp meeting tune, 19th cent.
This hymn is intended for use in worship with the scripture for the First Sunday after Christmas Day, which features the story of Jesus' presentation in the temple. Simeon and Anna speak affirmations of Jesus as the One who would bring salvation to all the world. The opening line of the familiar hymn from which this tune originates, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord," seems to refer to Simeon's words: "...my eyes have seen your salvation."
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory [Sibelius]