SIMEON’S EYES OF FAITH
Lord, for all my life I have tried to follow You,
You know how hard I have tried to remain true.
I don’t know why this promise You’ve given to me
That Israel’s consolation I will see.
I feel the guidance of Your Holy Spirit.
For some reason going to Your Temple seems fit.
I see a couple bringing with them two doves,
And carrying a tiny baby that they love.
Wait! This is surely no ordinary baby.
He is the Savior that you have promised me.
I simply can’t wait to hold Him in my arms.
I hope His mother and father are not alarmed.
Thank you, You may now dismiss your servant in peace.
My waiting for Your blessed promise can now cease.
With my own eyes I have seen Your salvation.
This tiny baby will bring light to the nations.
“Young woman, even though your baby seems small,
Through Him, many in Israel will rise and fall.
The inner thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.
Their true feelings will no longer be concealed.
Our nation’s salvation will come at a great cost.
You personally will suffer a terrible loss.
I know a sword will pierce you to your very soul,
So that others in this world can be made whole.”