From the Roman:
The Hours of the Day of the Roman Breviary
Tornaci, die 3 Augusti 1956
+ Julius Lecouvet
THE SONG OF ZACHARIAS
Luc. 1. 68-79
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel * for he hath
visited and redeemed his people;
2 And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us, * in
the house of his servant David;
3 As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets, *
which have been since the world began;
4 That we should be saved from our enemies, * and
from the hand of all that hate us.
5 To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers,
* and to remember his holy Covenant;
6 To perform the oath which he sware to our
forefather Abraham, * that he would give us;
7 That we being delivered out of the hand of our
enemies * might serve him without fear ;
8 In holiness and righteousness before him, * all the
days of our life.
9 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;
10 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people *
for the remission of their sins,
11 Through the tender mercy of our God * whereby
the Day-Spring from on high hath visited us;
12 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.
13 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to
the Holy Ghost.
14 As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall
be, * world without end. Amen.
Ant. Into the way of peace and prosperity may the
almighty and merciful Lord lead us; and may the
Angel Raphael be with us in the way, that we may come to our home again in peace, and health, and gladness,
Lord have mercy upon us.
Christ have mercy upon us.
Lord have mercy upon us.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. Amen.
God hail thee Mary.
V. O God, save thy servants.
R. That put their trust in thee.
V. O Lord, send us help, from the sanctuary.
R. And strengthen us out of Sion.
V. Be unto us, O Lord, a tower of strength.
R. From the face of the enemy.
V. Let not the enemy prevail against us.
R. Nor the son of iniquity have power to harm us.
V. Blessed be the Lord daily.
R. The God of our salvation maketh our way
V. Shew us, thy ways, O Lord.
R. And teach us thy paths.
V. O that our ways were directed.
R. To keep Thy precepts.
V. The crooked shall be made straight.
R. And the rough places plain.
V. God has given His Angels charge over thee.
R. That they may keep thee in all thy ways.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, who madest the children of Israel to walk with dry feet through
the midst of the sea, and who didst open unto the three wise men, by the guiding of a Star, the way that lead unto Thee, grant to us good speed, and quietness: may thy holy Angel accompany us during our pilgrimage and in the end, may we attain the haven of eternal salvation.
O God, who didst call thy servant Abraham, out of Ur of the Chaldees, and didst keep him from evil through all the ways of his pilgrimage, we beseech Thee, that it please Thee to keep us Thy servants. Be Thou unto us, O Lord, a help when we go forward, a comfort by the way, a shadow from the heat, our covering from the rain and the cold, a chariot is weariness, when we are weary, a refuge in trouble, a staff in slippery paths, a haven in shipwreck. Do Thou lead us, that we may happily come thither where we would be, and thereafter come again safe unto our own home.
Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, we beseech Thee, and order the goings of thy servants in the safe path that leadeth unto salvation in Thee, that amidst all the manifold changes of this life’s pilgrimage, Thy shield may never cease from us.
Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty God, that Thy family
may fare onward in the path of salvation, and by giving heed to the preaching of the blessed Fore-runner John, may safely attain unto Him whom John preached, even our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of
the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
V. Let us go on in peace.
R. In the Name and power of the Lord.
In both of the above the Our Father may be said as follows:
Our Father. Which words are said aloud, and the rest
V. And lead us not into temptation.
R. But deliver us from evil.