Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
He has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
born of the house of His servant David.
Through His holy prophets he promised of old
that He would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers,
and to remember His holy covenant.
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship Him without fear
holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
for you will go before the Lord to prepare His way,
to give His people knowledge of their salvation,
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God,
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness, and the shadow of death;
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for He has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name.
He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
He has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of His servant Israel
for He has remembered His promise of mercy,
the promise He made to our fathers,
to Abraham and His children for ever.
(Nunc Dimitis)(Luke 2:29-32)
Now Master you let your servant go in peace.
You have fulfilled your promise:
My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people:
a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.
RETURN TO PRAYERS AND DEVOTIONS PAGE
RETURN TO HOME PAGE