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The Little Book of the

Temple with the hope of seeing this holy Babe.

He was told by the Holy Ghost that he should not die before he had this great joy.

And now he takes the Child, his Lord, in his arms, a peaceful calm flows in upon his soul, and he is ready to die when the good God wills.

Anna, too, the aged Prophetess, for this also had waited in the Temple for long years.

Now she sees her heart's desire. She reveals the Holy Child to the Jews; but little do they heed.

They are taken up with this world, and love its pomps and grandeur so well that when they look upon its Lord and Maker they see but a little Infant like any other child of men.

A poor Infant in a young maiden's arms, Jesus, Thou art come to do Thy Father's will.