Nunc Dimittis

Type: Writing

Alternate Labels

  • Canticle of Simeon
  • Canticle of St. Simeon
  • Song of Simeon
  • Prayer of Simeon
  • Prayer of Symeon
  • Evening canticles
  • Evangelical Canticles

Reading List

The Nunc Dimittis, or Song of Simeon, is Simeon’s prophesy on the occasion of Jesus’ presentation in the temple, in Luke 2:29-32

Key Passages

  • Luke 2:29-32
  • Odes 14:1-46



  • Luke 2:29–32 | Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament


Role in Liturgy

Hymns and Songs in Scripture

  • 7927 hymn | Zondervan Dictionary of Bible Themes

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