O Lord, who are enthroned upon the Cherubim, stir up your might and come forth.
V. O Shepherd of Israel, hear us, you who lead Joseph like a flock.
Ps. 79: 2, 3; V. 2The phrase "stir up your might" hit me immediately. It is the same phrase found here.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John; he came.
V. To bear witness to the light, to prepare an upright people for the Lord.
John 1:6; V. John 1:7 & Luke 1:17A reading of these two Gospel passages (John 1:6-9 and Luke 1:13-17) is very much in order. You will see how these interplay with each other.