Magnificat
Veronika Winter Lyrics


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Magnificat anima mea Dominum, et exsultavit 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 ejus.

Et misericordia ejus 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 ejus in sæcula.





Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Veronika Winter's song "Magnificat" are actually a direct quote from the Latin Vulgate translation of the biblical passage known as the Magnificat, which is a hymn of praise sung by Mary, the mother of Jesus, upon learning that she will give birth to the Son of God. The passage is found in the Gospel of Luke, specifically in Luke 1:46-55.


In the first verse, "Magnificat anima mea Dominum, et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo," Mary declares that her soul magnifies the Lord, and her spirit rejoices in God her Savior. This line illustrates Mary's deep reverence and joy, recognizing the divine significance of her impending motherhood.


The following verse, "Quia respexit humilitatem ancillæ suæ. Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes," emphasizes Mary's humility and her realization that, through her, all generations will call her blessed. Here, she acknowledges her lowly position as a servant of God and the profound impact her role will have on future generations.


Moving on, Mary acknowledges God's greatness and power in the line "Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen ejus." She acknowledges that God has done great things for her and magnifies His holy name. This recognition beautifully portrays Mary's humility and her acknowledgment of God's sovereignty.


The final verse, "Et misericordia ejus a progenie in progenies timentibus eum. Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui," reveals the eternal mercy of God towards those who fear Him and demonstrates His strength, humbling the proud. These words symbolize Mary's understanding of God's might, His ability to lift up the lowly and bring down the powerful, and the eternal nature of His mercy.


The song concludes with a reference to God's steadfastness throughout history, fulfilling His promises: "Suscepit Israel puerum suum, recordatus misericordiæ suæ. Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini ejus in sæcula." Here, Mary affirms that God has shown mercy to Israel by remembering His covenant with Abraham and his descendants, fulfilling the promised Messiah, her child.


The song’s final lines, "Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen," are a doxology, praising the Holy Trinity—God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—through all time and eternity. This doxology highlights the everlasting nature of God's presence and power and serves as a beautiful conclusion to this hymn of praise.


In summary, Veronika Winter's song "Magnificat" beautifully interprets Mary's humble and reverent response to the news of her role as the mother of Jesus. These lyrics capture her exultation and gratitude to God, her acknowledgment of His power and mercy, and her understanding of God's faithfulness throughout history. The song ultimately culminates in a doxology, praising the Holy Trinity for all time.


Line by Line Meaning

Magnificat anima mea Dominum, et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo.
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.


Quia respexit humilitatem ancillæ suæ. Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.
For He has looked with favor upon the lowliness of His servant. From now on, all generations will call me blessed.


Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen ejus.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.


Et misericordia ejus a progenie in progenies timentibus eum.
And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.


Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.
He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.


Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly.


Esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes.
He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty.


Suscepit Israel puerum suum, recordatus misericordiæ suæ.
He has helped His servant Israel, remembering His mercy.


Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini ejus in sæcula.
As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring 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 Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.




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Written by: Bonifazio Graziani

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