Mary’s Hymn of Praise
1:46 And Mary 1 said, 2
“My soul exalts 3 the Lord, 4
1:47 and my spirit has begun to rejoice 5 in God my Savior,
1:48 because he has looked upon the humble state of his servant. 6
For 7 from now on 8 all generations will call me blessed, 9
1:49 because he who is mighty 10 has done great things for me, and holy is his name;
1:50 from 11 generation to generation he is merciful 12 to those who fear 13 him.
1:51 He has demonstrated power 14 with his arm; he has scattered those whose pride wells up from the sheer arrogance 15 of their hearts.
1:52 He has brought down the mighty 16 from their thrones, and has lifted up those of lowly position; 17
1:53 he has filled the hungry with good things, 18 and has sent the rich away empty. 19
1:54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering 20 his mercy, 21
1:55 as he promised 22 to our ancestors, 23 to Abraham and to his descendants 24 forever.”