“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit exalts in God my Savior;
because He has looked upon his lowly handmaid,
Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty has done great things for me.
Holy is His name
and His mercy reaches from age to age
for those who fear Him.
He has shown the power of His arm.
He has routed the proud of heart.
He has pulled down princes from their thrones
and exalted the lowly.
The hungry He has filled with good things,
the rich sent empty away.
He has come to the help of Israel His servant,
mindful of His mercy—
according to the promise He made
to our ancestors—
of His mercy to Abraham
and to His descendants forever.”