My soul doth magnify the Lord; and my spirit hath
rejoiced in God my Saviour;
Greater in honour than the cherubim, and glorious
more than the seraphim;
thou who inviolate didst bring forth God the
Word, and art indeed the Mother of God:
thee do we magnify.
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 showed strenght with His arm:
He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of
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 remembering His mercy hath holpen His servant
Israel, as He promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and His seed, forever.
Gloru be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.