Continuing through twelve days of Christmas, one text that is part of December 29 is Luke 2: 25-35, the Song Of Simeon, also called the Nunc Dimittis (from Latin ‘Now You Dismiss’). It’s also a feast day of Thomas Beckitt, but that’s not so exciting for singing about. There are many song versions of Simeon’s …

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A reflection on Zechariah’s testimony of faith about the coming of God’s Saviour. Praise to the lord god of Israel He has paid ransom for us (In the) house of David he has raised up Salvation for us all He will remember his covenant The oath he has given to us He will protect us …

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