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The Song of the Virgin Mary

My soul doth magnify The Lord, who reigns on high

Author: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: [No Glory, Lord, we claim]
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 My Soul doth magnify
The LORD, who reigns on high;
For my GOD and Saviour, he
Regards my low Estate,
Making his Hand-Maid great,
And with Glory honours me.

2 Henceforth all Nations shall
Me ever blessed call;
For the LORD hath rais'd my Fame;
His Mercy, which shall last,
'Till Time itself is past,
Is on those who fear his Name.

3 His Strength he doth display,
To chase the Proud away,
Making all their Wishes vain;
The Haughty from their Place
His Justice shall disgrace,
But the Meek shall Honours gain.

4 To him the Hungry cry,
Who doth good Things supply,
But the Rich he sends away;
The Meek shall surely prove
His everlasting Love,
Them he hears whene'er they pray.

5 His Mercy kept in Mind,
Shall happy Isr'el find,
And his Help in Time of Need;
As to our Fathers he
By Promise did decree
Unto Abra'm and his Seed.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #471

Author: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul doth magnify The Lord, who reigns on high
Title: The Song of the Virgin Mary
Author: Francis Hopkinson
Language: English