218. Our souls shall magnify the Lord

Our souls shall magnify the Lord,
In God the Savior we rejoice:
While we repeat the Virgin's song,
May the same Spirit tune our voice!

[The Highest saw her low estate,
And mighty things his hand hath done:
His overshadowing power and grace
Makes her the mother of his Son.

Let ev'ry nation call her blest,
And endless years prolong her fame;
But God alone must be ador'd:
Holy and reverend is his name.]

To those that fear and trust the Lord,
His mercy stands for ever sure:
From age to age his promise lives,
And the performance is secure.

He spake to Abram and his seed,
In thee shall all the earth be blessed;"
The memory of that ancient word
Lay long in his eternal breast.

But now no more shall Isr'el wait,
No more the Gentiles lie forlorn:
Lo, the desire of nations comes;
Behold, the promised seed is born!

Text Information
First Line: Our souls shall magnify the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1835
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: Luke 1:46; Psalm 25:15-22
Topic: Desertion: and distress of soul; Backsliding soul: in distress and desertion; Direction: and pardon5 more...
Language: English
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