Magnificat
The Benedictine Abbey of Saint Benôit-Du-Lac Dom André Saint-Cyr Lyrics


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Hoje completaram-se os dias de Pentecostes. Aleluia. Hoje o Espírito Santo desceu sobre os Apóstolos em línguas de fogo e enriqueceu-os com os seus dons. Enviou-os a
pregar por todo o mundo e a dar testemunho: Quem acreditar e for baptizado será salvo. Aleluia.

A minha alma glorifica o Senhor
e o meu espírito se alegra em Deus, meu Salvador.

Porque pôs os olhos na humildade da sua serva:
de hoje em diante me chamarão bem-aventurada
todas as gerações.
O Todo-Poderoso fez em mim maravilhas:
Santo é o seu nome.
A sua misericórdia se estende de geração em geração
sobre aqueles que O temem.
Manifestou o poder do seu braço
e dispersou os soberbos.
Derrubou os poderosos de seus tronos
e exaltou os humildes.
Aos famintos encheu de bens
e aos ricos despediu de mãos vazias.
Acolheu a Israel, seu servo,
lembrado da sua misericórdia,




como tinha prometido a nossos pais,
a Abraão e a sua descendência para sempre.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Magnificat" reflect the celebration of Pentecost, a significant Christian holiday that marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. The song begins with an exclamation of joy and praise, acknowledging that on this day, the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in tongues of fire and enriched them with His gifts. The Apostles were then sent to preach and bear witness to the world, proclaiming that whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.


The main body of the lyrics consists of a recitation of the Magnificat, Mary's song of praise and gratitude to God, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke. Mary glorifies the Lord and rejoices in God her Savior. She acknowledges her humility, stating that from now on, all generations will call her blessed. Mary recognizes the wonders that God has worked in her life, proclaiming His holiness. She acknowledges God's mercy, which extends from generation to generation to those who fear Him. Mary speaks of God's mighty power, how He has brought down the proud and lifted up the humble. She speaks of God's provision for the hungry and His dismissal of the rich empty-handed. Mary also acknowledges the fulfillment of God's promise to Israel, His faithful servant, and to the descendants of Abraham.


Overall, the lyrics of "Magnificat" express gratitude, awe, and praise for the blessings and wonders God has bestowed upon Mary and the world through His divine plan.


Line by Line Meaning

Hoje completaram-se os dias de Pentecostes. Aleluia.
Today marks the completion of the days of Pentecost. Hallelujah.


Hoje o Espírito Santo desceu sobre os Apóstolos em línguas de fogo e enriqueceu-os com os seus dons. Enviou-os a pregar por todo o mundo e a dar testemunho: Quem acreditar e for baptizado será salvo. Aleluia.
Today, the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in tongues of fire and enriched them with His gifts. He sent them to preach throughout the world and testify: Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. Hallelujah.


A minha alma glorifica o Senhor
My soul magnifies the Lord


e o meu espírito se alegra em Deus, meu Salvador.
and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.


Porque pôs os olhos na humildade da sua serva:
For He has looked with favor on the lowliness of His servant:


de hoje em diante me chamarão bem-aventurada
from now on all generations will call me blessed.


todas as gerações.
All generations.


O Todo-Poderoso fez em mim maravilhas:
The Almighty has done great things for me:


Santo é o seu nome.
holy is His name.


A sua misericórdia se estende de geração em geração
His mercy extends from generation to generation


sobre aqueles que O temem.
to those who fear Him.


Manifestou o poder do seu braço
He has shown strength with His arm,


e dispersou os soberbos.
and scattered the proud.


Derrubou os poderosos de seus tronos
He has brought down the mighty from their thrones


e exaltou os humildes.
and exalted the humble.


Aos famintos encheu de bens
He has filled the hungry with good things


e aos ricos despediu de mãos vazias.
and sent the rich away empty-handed.


Acolheu a Israel, seu servo,
He has helped His servant Israel,


lembrado da sua misericórdia,
remembering His mercy,


como tinha prometido a nossos pais,
as He spoke to our ancestors,


a Abraão e a sua descendência para sempre.
to Abraham and his descendants forever.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Manuel Luís

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