Magnificat (Church of the Visitation)
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior; because he has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid; for 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 for generation upon generation is his mercy, to 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 empty away. 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 forever.