The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Song of Mary

Translation and Adaptation of The Magnificat
See the version by George Wither, That Magnify'd The Lord May Be.

Translator Unknown
Meter: 8 6 8 6

1. My soul gives glory to my God,
My heart pours out its praise.
God lifted up my lowliness
In many marvelous ways.

2. My God has done great things for me:
Yes, holy is this Name.
All people will declare me blessed,
And blessings they shall claim.

3. From age to age to all who fear,
Such mercy love imparts,
Dispensing justice far and near,
Dismissing selfish hearts.

4. Love casts the mighty from their thrones,
Promotes the insecure,
Leaves hungry spirits satisfied;
The rich seem suddenly poor.

5. Praise God, whose loving covenant
Supports those in distress,
Remembering past promises
With present faithfulness.

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