Song of the Week - #35 - "Simeon's Song"
This song comes from the story of Simeon in the gospel of Luke, Chapter 2.
It can be easy to forget that when Jesus came to earth on that first Christmas, for centuries he was the long awaited, prophesied, and promised Savior. When Simeon saw Jesus in the temple, he knew the wait was over. Christmas means the wait is done! Our Rescuer has come. God is with us now. Now we can receive God’s forgiveness and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Now we can cast our burdens upon him and experience his peace and joy in our everyday lives. We can bow our hearts and lives before him in worship both now and forever!
Luke 2:25-32 NLT “At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. That day the Spirit led him to the Temple. So when Mary and Joseph came to present the baby Jesus to the Lord as the law required, Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying, ‘Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised. I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!’”
A very special thank you to Nia Allen (www.niaallenmusic.com) for worshiping our beautiful Lord with me on this song. To Jonté Moore for playing with such passion for God and excellence as always. To Josh Kim for being our faithful assistant [sidekick] throughout this year. A special thank you to Emanuel David (Manny) and Pastor Bill Flanders for allowing us to record this song (and Jesus Be Near) at First Baptist Church La Crescenta. And lastly, to Carlos Gallardo-Candia for producing this song and the 35 other Songs of the Week this year. This is the end of the 2016 series and it has been such a blessing to do it with you, my dear brother!
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