Magnificat
Paulines Choir Lyrics


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My soul magnifies the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.
He looks on his servant in her nothingness,
Henceforth all shall call me blessed.

The Almighty works wondrous deeds for me,
His name shall always be holy.
His mercy is from age to age,
On all those who fear Him.

He puts forth His arm in strength,
And scatters the proudhearted.
He cast the mighty from their thrones
And raises all the lowly.

He fills the hungry with goodly things.
The rich He sends away empty handed.
He protects His servant Israel,
Remembering His mercy,
The mercy promise to our ancestors
For Abraham and His sons forever,

Praise the Father, the Son and Paraclete
Now and forever.





O Lord, I glorify Your Name Forever.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Paulines Choir's song "Magnificat" are a beautiful and powerful expression of praise and gratitude to the Lord. The song is based on the biblical passage of the same name, which is Mary's hymn of praise to God after learning that she will bear the Son of God.


The opening lines, "My soul magnifies the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior," convey Mary's overwhelming joy and awe at being chosen for such a momentous role. She acknowledges her own humility and refers to herself as God's servant, understanding that she has been blessed in a remarkable way.


The lyrics go on to illustrate the greatness and mercy of God. It speaks of His wondrous deeds, His holy name, and His everlasting mercy that extends to all those who fear Him. It highlights God's power over the proud and mighty, as He humbles them and exalts the lowly. The song also emphasizes God's provision and care for the needy, as He fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich away empty-handed.


The final verses of the song express praise to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, acknowledging the eternal glory of God. Mary concludes by glorifying the Lord's name forever.


Overall, the lyrics of "Magnificat" are a poetic and heartfelt tribute to the greatness, mercy, and power of God, as well as a recognition of the humble and obedient heart of Mary.


Line by Line Meaning

My soul magnifies the Lord,
I exalt and honor the Lord with all my being.


My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.
I find great joy and delight in God, who saves me.


He looks on his servant in her nothingness,
God pays attention to his humble servant who considers herself unworthy.


Henceforth all shall call me blessed.
From now on, everyone will recognize and speak well of me.


The Almighty works wondrous deeds for me,
God performs miraculous acts on my behalf.


His name shall always be holy.
His name is eternally sacred and worthy of reverence.


His mercy is from age to age,
His compassion and kindness endure throughout all generations.


On all those who fear Him.
He bestows his mercy on those who hold him in awe and reverence.


He puts forth His arm in strength,
He displays his mighty power.


And scatters the proudhearted.
He humbles the arrogant and conceited.


He casts the mighty from their thrones
He removes the powerful from their positions of authority.


And raises all the lowly.
And elevates the humble and downtrodden.


He fills the hungry with goodly things.
He provides abundant blessings to those who are in need.


The rich He sends away empty handed.
The wealthy go empty-handed, not receiving special favors.


He protects His servant Israel,
He defends and cares for his chosen people, Israel.


Remembering His mercy,
Recalling and never forgetting his compassionate nature.


The mercy promise to our ancestors
The covenant of mercy made with our forefathers.


For Abraham and His sons forever,
For Abraham and his descendants for all eternity.


Praise the Father, the Son and Paraclete
Let us give praise to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Now and forever.
In the present and for all eternity.


O Lord, I glorify Your Name Forever.
Oh Lord, I honor and magnify Your name without end.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Angelina Gutierrez, Daughters of St. Paul

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