Magnificat
Todd Agnew Lyrics


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My soul magnifies the Lord
My spirit rejoices in my Savior
He has seen the humble state of my heart
And now all will call me blessed

Praise the almighty God, He's done great things for us
Holy is His name
His mercy is free for those who fear His justice
May generation to generation loudly proclaim his fame

Oh, His fame

He has shown the strength of His hands
And brought down the mighty from their pretense
He scattered the pride in their hearts
And lifted the lowly to meet Him

Praise the almighty God, He's done great things for us
Holy is His name
His mercy is free for those who fear His justice
May generation to generation loudly proclaim His fame

Proclaim His fame

He has filled the hungry with good things
And the rich He sent empty away
He hath remembered His servant Israel
And we will remember Him always, always

Praise the almighty God, He's done great things for us
Holy is His name
His mercy is free for those who fear his justice
May generation to generation proclaim

Praise the almighty God, He's done great things for us
Holy is His name
His mercy is free for those who fear his justice




May generation to generation loudly proclaim His fame
May generation to generation loudly proclaim His fame

Overall Meaning

Todd Agnew's song Magnificat is a modern take on the biblical passage of Luke 1:46-55, known as the Magnificat or Mary's Song. The song is a declaration of Mary's joy and praise for the greatness of God and the blessings He has bestowed upon her. Mary sings, "My soul magnifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in my Savior" expressing her gratitude and reverence for God. She acknowledges God's kindness in choosing her as the mother of Jesus, despite her humble state, stating "He has seen the humble state of my heart, and now all will call me blessed."


Mary then goes on to praise God's greatness and mercy, thanking Him for His unfailing love and the good things He has done for His people. She says, "He has shown the strength of His hands and brought down the mighty from their pretense. He scattered the pride in their hearts and lifted the lowly to meet Him." Mary recognizes God's power and His ability to lift up the oppressed and humble them.


She continues with a message of hope, that the hungry will be filled with good things while the rich will be sent empty away. She also affirms her faith in God, stating that He has remembered His servant Israel and they will always remember Him.


Overall, the lyrics of Magnificat bear witness to Mary's profound faith in God, and the joy and hope that come with acknowledging His greatness and blessings. The song is a beautiful reminder of God's love and the ways we can praise and honor Him.


Line by Line Meaning

My soul magnifies the Lord
I glorify and worship the Lord with all my being.


My spirit rejoices in my Savior
My innermost being feels great joy because of my Savior.


He has seen the humble state of my heart
God has noticed my lowly and meek state of mind.


And now all will call me blessed
Everyone will recognize that I am blessed by God.


Praise the almighty God, He's done great things for us
Let us give thanks to God for His mighty deeds on our behalf.


Holy is His name
God's name is sacred and set apart from all others.


His mercy is free for those who fear His justice
God's compassion is given freely to those who respect His judgment.


May generation to generation loudly proclaim his fame
May all people throughout the ages proclaim the greatness of God.


He has shown the strength of His hands
God has demonstrated His power in action.


And brought down the mighty from their pretense
God has humbled and overthrown the arrogant rulers of the world.


He scattered the pride in their hearts
God has dispersed the arrogance in their innermost thoughts.


And lifted the lowly to meet Him
God has elevated the humble to be close to Him.


He has filled the hungry with good things
God has provided for the needs of the hungry and impoverished.


And the rich He sent empty away
God has withheld His blessings from the wealthy and self-sufficient.


He hath remembered His servant Israel
God has not forgotten His people, Israel.


And we will remember Him always, always
And we, His people, will always remember Him.




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