Friday, 23 September 2011

THE MAGNIFICAT: MARY'S SONG OF PRAISE


THE MAGNIFICAT: MARY'S SONG OF PRAISE
46 Mary responded,

"Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
47   How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
48 For he took notice of his lowly servant girl,
  and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
49 For the Mighty One is holy,
  and he has done great things for me.
50 He shows mercy from generation to generation
  to all who fear him.
51 His mighty arm has done tremendous things!
  He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.
52 He has brought down princes from their thrones
  and exalted the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
  and sent the rich away with empty hands.
54 He has helped his servant Israel
  and remembered to be merciful.
55 For he made this promise to our ancestors,
  to Abraham and his children forever."