He has remembered his promise of mercy.
      With all my heart I praise the Lord,
      and I am glad because of God my Savior.

      God cares for me, his humble servant.
      From now on, all people will say
          God has blessed me.
      God All-Powerful has done great things for me,
          and his name is holy.
      He always shows mercy to everyone who worships him.

      The Lord has used his powerful arm to scatter those
          who are proud.
      God drags strong rulers from their thrones
      and puts humble people
          in places of power.

    God gives the hungry good things to eat,
    and sends the rich away with nothing.
    God helps his servant Israel and is always merciful
        to his people.

      The Lord made this promise to our ancestors,
      to Abraham and his family forever!

                                       Luke 1:46-55

Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)