Words are insufficient sometimes to convey the beauty of music like this. I can’t hear this particular setting by Charles Villiers Stanford without tears. The Nunc Dimittis is sung as part of the Divine Service in Lutheran worship, and I learned this as a young child in school. It is also called the Song of Simeon–Simeon who held the infant Jesus as recorded in the second chapter of Luke. Here are the words which are sung in the Lutheran tradition after Holy Communion. It is also used in Evensong in some denominations.
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.
The choir ends with the Gloria Patri.
Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
Is now, and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.
This particular setting is simply some of the loveliest music I have ever heard. I hope it is a blessing to you.