“My soul doth magnify the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…
the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them…to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. Zechariah