Luke 1:46-56: My soul and spirit, filled with joy

My soul and spirit, filled with joy (Scottish Psalter)

Tune: PRAETORIUS (15565)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My soul and spirit, fill'd with Joy,
my God and Saviour praise;
whose goodness did from poor Estate
his humble handmaid raise.
2 Me bless'd of God, the God of might,
all ages shall proclaim;
from age to age his mercy lasts,
and holy is his name.

3 Strength with his arm th' Almighty show'd;
the proud his looks abas'd;
he cast the mighty to the ground,
the meek to honour rais'd.
4 The hungry with good things were fill'd,
the rich with hunger pin'd:
he sent his servant Isr'el help,
and call'd his love to mind;

5 Which to our fathers' ancient race
his promise did ensure,
to Abrah'm and his chosen seed,
for ever to endure.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #R36

Text Information

First Line: My soul and spirit, filled with joy (Scottish Psalter)
Title: Luke 1:46-56: My soul and spirit, filled with joy
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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