Paul Schwartz Lyrics

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Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Paul Schwartz's song "Magnificat" are taken from the first two lines of Mary's song of praise in the Gospel of Luke after she is told she will give birth to Jesus. "Magnificat anima mea Dominum" translates to "My soul magnifies the Lord," and "Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo" translates to "And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." These lyrics capture the overwhelming gratitude and joy Mary feels upon receiving this profound news.

The song itself is a beautiful choral piece that captures the spirit of Mary's magnificat. The soaring melodies and harmonies paint a picture of pure celebration and reverence. It is a moving tribute to the power of faith and the human ability to rejoice in the face of adversity.

Line by Line Meaning

Magnificat anima mea Dominum
My soul magnifies the Lord

Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior

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Used 15 seconds of this legendary track to pay tribute to MLK today.

Thank you to the uploader and the artist!! Much love from LI, NY. 🌌🙏🏽💯

Mindy Newman

Must Hear! This is glorious!

Jane D'oh

And my soul doth magnify the lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my savior

Ms Hill

This song is the bomb!  I heard it yesterday and I'm hooked!

Matthew Opdyke

Beautiful in every way. Thank you.


this is perfect!

Juliam Ventura

Wow beautiful song 👏