My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
He has looked with favor on His lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed;
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is His name.
He has mercy on those who fear Him,
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm
and has scattered the proud in their conceit,
Casting down the mighty from their thrones
and lifting up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good thing
and sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the aid of His servant Israel,
to remember His promise of mercy,
The promise made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and his children for ever.
[From Luke 1: 46-55]
[a/k/a Canticle of Mary, Song of Mary]
[Eastern Orthodox/Roman Catholic/Anglican/Episcopal]