My soul doth magnify the Lord, My spirit doth rejoice

My soul doth magnify the Lord, My spirit doth rejoice

Author: John Mason
Published in 2 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: My soul doth magnify the Lord, My spirit doth rejoice
Author: John Mason
Publication Date: 1683
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Notes

From John Mason's Spiritual Songs, or Songs of Praise, 1683. This text is sometimes also combined with Mason's "Where God doth dwell, sure heaven is there."

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