12. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

My soul doth magnify the Lord;
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour,
For he hath regarded:
the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth:
all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me:
and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm:
he hath scatter'd the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat:
and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things:
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He rememb'ring his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel:
As he promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and his seed forever.

[Gloria Patri:]
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son;
and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be;
world without end, Amen, Amen.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace:
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles:
and to be the glory of thy people Israel. [Gloria Patri]

Text Information
First Line: My soul doth magnify the Lord
Title: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Original Language: Latin
Language: English
Publication Date: 1977
Scripture: ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Incarnation; Psalms and Canticles
Tune Information
Name: [My soul doth magnify the Lord]
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Incipit: 51571 65455 51232
Key: C Major
Copyright: Copyright 1925 by R. Vaughan Williams. Used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc.
Notes: Now Public Domain.

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