He has raised up a horna of salvationb for us in the house of His servant David,
just as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets in ancient times;
salvation from our enemies and from the clutchesc of those who hate us.
He has dealt mercifully with our fathers and remembered His holy covenant-
the oath that He swore to our father Abraham. He has given us the privilege,
since we have been rescued from our enemies' clutches,d to serve Him without fear
in holiness and righteousness in His presence all our days.
And child, you will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways,e77
to give His people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins.
Because of our God's merciful compassion, the Dawnf from on highg will visit us
to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death,h to guide our feet into the way of peace.