68 Blessed is the Lord, the God of Israel,ad
because he has visited
and provided redemption for his people.ae
69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for usaf
in the house of his servant David,a
of his holy prophets in ancient times;b
and from the hand of those who hate us.
72 He has dealt mercifully with our ancestorsc
and remembered his holy covenantd—
73 the oath that he swore to our father Abraham.e
He has given us the privilege,
from the hand of our enemies,
to serve him without fear
in his presence all our days.
a prophet of the Most High,f
for you will go before the Lord
to prepare his ways,g
through the forgiveness of their sins.h
the dawn from on highi will visit us
and the shadow of death,j
to guide our feet into the way of peace.