My soul magnifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my saviour, for He has looked with favour on His lowly handmaiden. From now all generations will call me blessed for the mighty One has done great things for me and holy is his name. His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm. He scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, He has pulled down the mighty from their thrones, He has exalted the lowly, the rich He has sent away empty handed, the poor and hungry He has filled with good things. He has come to the aid of His servant Israel in remembrance of His mercies to our fathers, to Abraham and his posterity for ever and ever.