Magnificat

Set by Thomas Tomkins (1572 - 1656), "Magnificat", from oratorio Great Service, no. 3  [sung text checked 1 time]

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My soul doth magnify the Lord:
and my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded the lowliness of his hand-maiden.
For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me
and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him
throughout all generations.
He hath [showed]1 strength with his arm: 
he hath scattered the proud 
in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat:
and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things:
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy 
hath holpen his servant Israel
as he promised to our [forefather]2 Abraham and to his seed for ever.

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1 Tomkins: "shewed"
2 Tomkins: "father"

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Ghost; 
as it was in the beginning, 
[is]1 now and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

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1 Byrd, Tomkins: "and is"

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