THE HYMN OF ZACHARIAS

Luke i. 68-79.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He
hath visited and redeemed His people;

And hath raised up a horn of salvation
for us in the house of His servant David;

As He spake by the mouth of His holy
prophets, which have been since the world
began;

That we should be saved from our ene-
mies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our
fathers, and to remember His holy covenant;

The oath which He sware to our father
Abraham;

That He would grant unto us, that we,
being delivered out of the hand of our ene-
mies, might serve Him without fear,

In holiness and righteousness before Him,
all the days of our life.

And Thou, child, shalt be called the pro-
phet of the Highest; for Thou shalt go be-
fore the face of the Lord to prepare His
ways;

To give knowledge of salvation unto His
people by the remission of their sins,

Through the tender mercy of our God;
whereby the dayspring from on high hath
visited us;

To give light to them that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death, to guide our
feet into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and
ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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