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Canticum B. Mariæ Virginis * Luc. 1:46-55.
Canticle of the B.V.M. * Luke 1:46-55.
46. Magníficat * ánima mea minum. 46. My soul * doth magnify the Lord.
47. Et exsultávit spíritus meus : * in Deo, salutári meo. 47. And my spirit hath rejoiced * in God my Saviour.
48. Quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ suæ : * ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes. 48. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; * for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49. Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est : * et sanctum nomen ejus. 49. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; * and holy is his name.
50. Et misericórdia ejus, a progénie in pronies : * timéntibus eum. 50. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, * to them that fear him.
51. Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo : * dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui. 51. He hath shewed might in his arm: * he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
52. Desuit poténtes de sede : * et exaltávit miles. 52. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, * and hath exalted the humble.
53. Esuriéntes implévit bonis : * et dívites dimísit inánes. 53. He hath filled the hungry with good things; * and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54. Suscépit Israël púerum suum : * recordátus misericórdiæ suæ. 54. He hath received Israel his servant, * being mindful of his mercy:
55. Sicut locútus est ad patres nostros : * Ábraham, et sémini ejus in cula. 55. As he spoke to our fathers, * to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
V. Glória Patri, et lio, * et Spirítui Sancto. V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost.
R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, * et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen. R. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.