721To showmercytoward our fathers, 2And to remember His holycovenant,
733The oathwhich He swore to Abraham our father,
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him withoutfear,
754In holiness and righteousnessbefore Him all our days.
"And you, child, will be called the 5prophet of 6the MostHigh; For you will go on 7BEFORE THE LORD TO 8PREPARE HIS WAYS;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvationaBy 9the forgiveness of their sins,
78Because of the tendermercy of our God, With which10the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
7911TO SHINE UPON THOSE WHO SIT IN DARKNESS AND THE SHADOW OF DEATH, To guide our feet into the 12way of peace."
8013And the child continued to grow and to becomestrong in spirit, and he lived in the desertsuntil the day of his publicappearance to Israel.