1 Mary sang a song, a song of love,
magnified the mighty Lord above;
melodies of praise his name extol
from the very depths of Mary's soul:

2 'God the Lord has done great things for me,
looked upon my life's humility;
happy shall they call me from this day
merciful is he whom we obey.

3 'To the humble soul our God is kind,
to the proud he brings unease of mind.
Who uplifts the poor, pulls down the strong?
God alone has power to right the wrong!

4 'He who has been Israel's strength and stay
fills the hungry, sends the rich away;
God has shown his promise firm and sure,
faithful to his people evermore.'

5 This was Mary's song as we recall,
mother to the saviour of us all:
magnify his name and sing his praise,
worship and adore him, all your days!

After Magnificat , Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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