My soul doth magnify the Lord, My spirit doth rejoice (Mason)Author: John Mason
Published in 85 hymnals
1 My soul doth magnify the Lord,
My spirit doth rejoice
In God, my Saviour and my God:
I hear his joyful voice.
2 I need not go abroad for joy,
Who have a feast at home;
My sighs are turned to happy songs:
The Comforter is come.
3 Down from on high the blessed Dove
Is come into my breast,
To witness God's eternal love;
This is my heavenly feast.
4 Glory to God the Father be,
Glory to God the Son,
Glory to God the Holy Ghost,
Glory to God alone.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #384
My soul doth magnify the Lord. J. Mason. [Whitsuntide.] First published in his Spiritual Songs, or Songs of Praise, 1683, p. 52, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines, and 1 stanza of 4 lines, and entitled "A Song of Praise for Joy in the Holy Ghost"; and again, in Sedgwick's reprint of the Spiritual Songs, 1859, p. 38. The hymn in its full form is not in common use. The following centos however are in common use:—
1. A living stream as crystal clear. This begins with stanza iii., and, as altered by J. Keble, it appeared in the Salisbury Hymn Book, 1857, and subsequently in other collections.
2. My soul doth magnify the Lord. This, as No. 354 in the Dutch Reformed Hymns of the Church, N. Y., 1869, is composed of stanzas i., ii., ll. 1-4, and a doxology not in the original.
3. There is a stream which issues forth. This, as No. 104 in Lord Selborne's Book of Praise, 1862, is stanza v. to the end of the hymn unaltered.
These centos, especially No. 1, are in several collections; but their use is not equal to their merits.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)