Magnificat
Athestis Chorus & Consort Lyrics


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"Magnificat, anima mea, Dominum et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo, salutari meo. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillæ suæ: ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes. Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius, et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies timentibus eum. Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui. Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes. Suscepit Israel puerum suum recordatus misericordiæ suæ, sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in sæcula. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto: Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum
Amen

My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour Because He hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation unto generations to them that fear Him. He hath shewed might in His arm: He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our fathers to Abraham and his seed forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end
Amen"




Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Athestis Chorus & Consort's song "Magnificat" are a Latin version of the biblical text known as the "Magnificat" or the "Song of Mary." The song is Mary's response to the news that she will conceive and give birth to Jesus, the Son of God.


The song begins with Mary magnifying and rejoicing in the Lord, expressing her gratitude and joy for God being her Savior. She acknowledges that God has looked favorably upon her lowly state and that future generations will call her blessed for her role in bearing the Messiah. Mary praises God for His might and holiness, and she highlights His mercy that extends from generation to generation for those who fear Him.


Further, Mary praises God for His acts of power and justice. He scatters the proud and brings down the mighty, while exalting the humble. He fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich away empty-handed. Mary also acknowledges God's faithfulness to His covenant with Israel, as He remembers His mercy and promises to Abraham and his descendants.


Overall, the lyrics of "Magnificat" express Mary's profound gratitude, praise, and recognition of God's sovereignty, mercy, and justice.


Line by Line Meaning

Magnificat, anima mea, Dominum et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo, salutari meo.
My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.


Quia respexit humilitatem ancillæ suæ: ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.
Because He hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.


Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius, et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies timentibus eum.
Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His name, and His mercy is from generation unto generations to them that fear Him.


Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.
He hath shewed might in His arm, He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.


Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away.


Suscepit Israel puerum suum recordatus misericordiæ suæ, sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in sæcula.
He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever.


Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto: Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum Amen
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen




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Written by: David Bevan

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