Songs of the Season: Simeon’s Nunc Dimitis

Series: Songs of the Season

Simeon’s Nunc Dimitis is a very personal love song of joy that sees ancient promises realized. Lloyd Stilley rightly describes this song as a song of dramatic transformation, foretelling the upheaval of culture, the ending of deep divisions, and the stunning truth about ourselves that comes to the surface when Jesus is near. Simeon’s song is also rightly named as the Nunc Dimitis, which is Latin for Now Release. In the original language the first words mean “now I am ready to depart.” Come along with us and listen to a song of a very patient man who realizes he is standing at the divide of history. In Simeon’s love song you are invited to know for yourself the deep meaning of what Christmas is all about.