To do kindness with our fathers, And to be mindful of His holy covenant,
An oath that He sware to Abraham our father,
To give to us, without fear, Out of the hand of our enemies having been delivered,
To serve Him, in holiness and righteousness Before Him, all the days of our life.
And thou, child, Prophet of the Highest Shalt thou be called; For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, To prepare His ways.
To give knowledge of salvation to His people In remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercies of our God, In which the rising from on high did look upon us,
To give light to those sitting in darkness and death-shade, To guide our feet to a way of peace.'
And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit, and he was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.