Joy in the Holy Ghost

My soul doth magnify the Lord, My spirit doth rejoice (Mason)

Author: John Mason
Published in 86 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul doth magnify the Lord, My spirit doth rejoice (Mason)
Title: Joy in the Holy Ghost
Author: John Mason
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

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)

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #606

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Songs of the Soul #517

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Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d243

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The Christian's Duty #CLXXXVII

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The Church-Book #d274

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CCLXX

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d166

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d161

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The Voice of Praise #384

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