Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The song below (it begins at 1.22) is a metrical arrangement (to a lively old Irish tune) of the Song of Mary (called the Magnificat):
My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.
Luke 1:46-55


❄︎ The Canticle of the Turning (My Soul Cries Out) is a metrical setting of the Magnificat, set to the tune Star of the County Down.