54c Magnificat (The Song of Mary)
With Mary let my soul rejoice,
and praise God’s holy name –
his saving love from first to last,
from age to age the same!
How strong his arm, how great his power!
the proud he will disown;
the meek and humble he exalts
to share his glorious throne.
The rich our God will send away
and feed the hungry poor;
the arms of love remain outstretched
at mercy’s open door.
So shall God’s promise be fulfilled,
to Israel firmly made:
a child is born, a Son is given
whose crown will never fade.
All glory to the Father, Son
and Spirit now proclaim;
with Mary let the world rejoice
and praise God’s holy name!
(Tune: CM, e.g. ‘St Stephen’)