My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.@Luke 1:46-48
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Carolyn W. Gillette (1961-)

Carolyn W. Gillette, 2009.

Irby Henry J. Gauntlett, 1849 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry J. Gauntlett (1805-1876)
© National Portrait Gallery

Mary gladly told her cousin,
Praise the Lord! My spirit sings!
Young and humble, she’d been chosen!
God was surely changing things!
God of love, her words ring true
As we sing her prayer to you:

“Now my soul is gladly singing
At the greatness of the Lord.
I rejoice, for God is bringing
His salvation to the world.
All who live will say I’m blest
Even in my lowliness.

“God is mighty, just and holy,
And he’s done great things for me.
Those who fear him know the mercy
That God gives us endlessly.
Mighty ones are brought down low;
Lowly ones find blessings flow.

God has filled the poor and hungry,
And he’s sent the rich away.
God is active here in history,
In a real and wondrous way.
God has promised, and I’m blessed,
For I know God’s faithfulness.

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Trofa, Portugal