68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,x
because he has come to his people and redeemed them.y
in the house of his servant Davida
70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),b
and from the hand of all who hate us—
72 to show mercy to our ancestorsc
and to remember his holy covenant,d
73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:e
75 in holiness and righteousnessh before him all our days.
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,k
through the forgiveness of their sins,l
by which the rising sunm will come to us from heaven
and in the shadow of death,n
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”o
Horn here symbolizes a strong king.