The Song of Mary

John Philip Newell reads The Song of Mary in the Michael Chapel in Iona Abbey

A version of the Magnificat based on Luke 1:46-55

My soul sings of you, O God.
My spirit delights in your Presence.

You have cherished my womanhood.
You have honored earth’s body.

All will know the sacredness of birth.
All will know the gift of life.

Your grace is to those who are open.
Your mercy to the humble in heart.

The dreams of the proud crumble.
The plans of the powerful fail.

You feed the hungry with goodness.
You deny the rich their greed.

The hopes of the poor are precious.
The birth pangs of creation are heard.

You have been faithful to the human family.
You are the seed of new beginnings.

My soul sings of you, O God.
My spirit delights in your presence.

From Sounds of the Eternal by John Philip Newell | Video by Karin Baard | Photo by Leon Liu on Unsplash