Blessed be the Lord God of Israel:
for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;

And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us:
in the house of his servant David;

As he spoke by the mouth of his holy Prophets:
which have been since the world began;

That we should be saved from our enemies:
and from the hands of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers:
and to remember his holy Covenant;

To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham:
that he would give us;

That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies:
might serve him without fear;
In holiness and righteousness before him: all the days of our life.

And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest:
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people:
for the remission of their sins,

Through the tender mercy of our God:
whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;

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