SONG OF MARY (MAGNIFICAT)
SUGGESTED TUNE: CANONBURY
This is the meter of such hymns as "Lord, Speak to Me" and "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"
1. My soul does mag-ni-fy the Lord,
Re-joic-ing in my sav-ing God,
For God has shown re-gard to me,
A low-ly, hum-ble hand-maid-en.
2. From now on gen-e-ra-tions all
Will say that I am tru-ly blest,
For God has done great things for me.
Ho-ly and right-eous is God's name.
3. God shows to gen-e-ra-tions all
Mer-cy to all who fear God's name.
God has stretched out a might-y arm
And scat-tered proud ones with their plans.
4. God brings down rul-ers from their thrones,
And rais-es up the low-ly ones;
God fills the hun-gry with good things,
But sends the rich emp-ty a-way.
5. Re-mem-b'ring to be mer-ci-ful,
God has helped ser-vant Is-ra-el
As prom-ised to our an-ces-tors,
To A-brah'm's fam-i-ly al-ways.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening. Alt. 2000, 2008 Dale A. Schoening.