Luke 1:46-55 (New American Standard Bible)
The Magnificat46And Mary said:
"(A)My soul (B)exalts the Lord,
47And (C)my spirit has rejoiced in (D)God my Savior.
48"For (E)He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave;
For behold, from this time on all generations will count me (F)blessed.
49"For the Mighty One has done great things for me;
And holy is His name.
50"(G)AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION
TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
51"(H)He has done mighty deeds with His arm;
He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
52"He has brought down rulers from their thrones,
And has (I)exalted those who were humble.
53"(J)HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS;
And sent away the rich empty-handed.
54"He has given help to Israel His servant,
In remembrance of His mercy,
55(K)As He spoke to our fathers,
(L)To Abraham and his descendants forever."
- Luke 1:46 : 1 Sam 2:1-10
- Luke 1:46 : Ps 34:2
- Luke 1:47 : Ps 35:9; Hab 3:18
- Luke 1:47 : 1 Tim 1:1; 2:3; Titus 1:3; 2:10; 3:4; Jude 25
- Luke 1:48 : Ps 138:6
- Luke 1:48 : Luke 1:45
- Luke 1:50 : Ps 103:17
- Luke 1:51 : Ps 98:1; 118:15
- Luke 1:52 : Job 5:11
- Luke 1:53 : Ps 107:9
- Luke 1:55 : Gen 17:19; Ps 132:11; Gal 3:16
- Luke 1:55 : Gen 17:7
Here is a unique and beautiful song on the Canticle of Mary written by Saint Hildegers von Bingen who was a mystic nun. It is sung by Emily Van Evera and Sister Germaine Fritz.