Mary's Song of Praise

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 

                                              Luke 1:46-55 

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