The Magnificat

A prayer of the Catholic Church

The Madonna of the Magnificat by Sandro Botticelli. Date: 1483. This work of art is in the public domain.

The Madonna of the Magnificat by Sandro Botticelli. Date: 1483. This work of art is in the public domain.

Magnificat

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;
For he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid; behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name;
And His mercy is from generation to generation, on those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, His servant, mindful of His mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Magnificat

Magnificat anima mea Dominum et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo, salutari meo.
Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.
Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est et sanctum nomen eius.
Et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies timentibus eum.
Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.
Deposuit potentes de sede, et exaltavit humiles.
Esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes.
Suscepit Israel, puerum suum, recordatus misericordiae suae.
Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in saecula.
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.