My soul and spirit fill'd with joy. N. Tate. [Magnificat.] This metrical version of the Song of the Blessed Virgin was given in the Appendix to the New Version of the Psalms appended to the Book of Common Prayer, 1702 (licenced 1703). It is not found in modern collections of hymns (full text in old Prayer Books). In the Draft of the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1745, it was given with very slight alterations as No. ii. Before its adoption, however, in the authorised issue of the Translations, &c, of 1781, it underwent further revision, and as No. xxxvi. stands thus:—
Stanza i., N. Tate; stanza ii.. rewritten, 1781; stanza iii., rewritten, 1781, with 1st line from 1745; stanza iv., N. Tate ; stanza v., l. 1,1745; l. 2 altered; 11. 3, 4, N. Tate.
This recast, which has been in use in the Church of Scotland for more than 100 years, is claimed for W. Cameron by his daughter in her list of authors and revisers of the 1781 issue. Full recast text in modern editions of the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases.