My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, who has looked with favor on me, a lowly servant. From this day all generations shall call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is the name of the Lord. whose mercy is on those who fear God from generation to generation. The arm of the Lord is trong, and has scattered the proud in their conceit. God has cast down the mighty from their thrones and lifted up the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich empty away. God has come to the aid of Israel, the chosen servant, remembering the promise of mercy, the promise made to our forbears, to Abraham and his children forever.