Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ca­ro­lyn W. Gil­lette, 2009.

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

Carolyn W. Gillette (1961–)


The Meeting of
Mary and Elizabeth
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)

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.