Nunc Dimittis (from Evening Canticles)

This expressive meditation is a cappella writing at its finest. This elegant work is an English setting of the prayer “O Lord, lettest thy servant depart in peace.” Nunc Dimittis features thoughtfully-prepared suspensions and close harmonies that stay on the staff make this piece easy to learn and enjoyable to sing. (ca. 3.5 minutes)

The Book of Common Prayer, 1662

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared: before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles: and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.