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.
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.
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.
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.
He helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful,
keeping his word to Abraham
and to his seed forevermore.