1 My spirit glorifies the Lord,
in God my Savior I rejoice,
for he beheld my humble state
and in his love made me his choice.
2 All generations from now on
shall call me blest and spread my fame,
for he has done great things for me--
mighty and holy is his name.
3 His mercy shall extend to those
who fear the Lord from age to age;
he has revealed his mighty arm,
scattering the proud in all their rage.
4 He brought down rulers from their thrones,
but lifted those of low degree.
He filled the hungry with good things,
but empty sent the rich away.
5 He helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful,
keeping his word to Abraham
and to his seed forevermore.