(Week 27 of the year: Thursday)
R. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!
He has visited his people.
1. He has raised up for us a mighty saviour
in the house of David his servant,
as he promised by the lips of holy men,
those who were his prophets from of old. (R.)
2. A saviour who would free us from our foes,
from the hands of all who hate us.
So his love for our fathers is fulfilled
and his holy covenant remembered. (R.)
3. He swore to Abraham our father
to grant us, that free from fear,
and saved from the hands of our foes,
we might serve him in holiness and justice
all the days of our life in his presence. (R.)
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;
no one can come to the Father except through me.