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Magnificat

Luke 1:46-55
My soul glorifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
God looks on the lowliness of his servant
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy is God’s name!
There is mercy from age to age,
on those who fear God,
God puts forth his arm in strength
scattering the proud-hearted;
casts the mighty from their thrones,
raising the lowly,
fills the starving with good things,
sending the rich away empty.
God protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our forbears,
for Abraham and his heirs for ever.
Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,
for ever and ever. Amen.

As used by the Cistercians of Tarawara (Australia) and Kopua (New Zealand)

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