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Friday, October 16, 2015

Magnificat

(1995)


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
I praise him, for he has done wondrous things,
And in me grows his everlasting Word.

Of all sweet syllables my ears have heard,
The angel's Ave is the best of songs:
My soul, proclaim the greatness of the Lord!

If peace prevail, if sorrow bring a sword,
My heart shall trust in heaven's governings:
For in me grows Love's everlasting Word.

Humility: the sparrow, slightest bird,
Announces grace with the quick tips of his wings!
All things proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

I bless our God whom Abraham adored,
Who loves the poor and rights the proud man's wrongs,
And in me grows his everlasting Word.

Heaven's omnipotent Spirit has been stirred;
The harpist's fingers vivify the strings:
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
And in me grows his everlasting Word.

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