Tuesday 22 December

Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.

O Rex Gentium

O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.
(cf Isaiah 28.16; Ephesians 2.14)


1 Samuel 1.24-28 | The Song of Hannah (APBA, p. 429) | Luke 1.46-58 |

Patrick T. Reardon

My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.

I am God’s magnifying glass.
My heart thrills.

I am a worm and no man, but blessed.

God of might, God of holiness, God of mercy.
The proud scattered.
The high brought low, sent empty away.

The poor on the cliff at the chasm, looking down into the flames.
The poor,


Our souls proclaim your greatness, O Lord, and we rejoice; for you have looked with favour on us, your servants; you do great things for your us, and through the Holy Spirit and Mary you give us the gift of your Son. Holy is your name. Amen.


Thomas Mainardi (France, 1984 - ) Magnificat, 2018

J.S. Bach. Magnificat BWV 243 (1723). Netherlands Bach Society, Jos van Veldhoven, conductor; Julia Doyle and Hana Blažíková, sopranos, Maarten Engeltjes, alto; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Christian Immler, bass.

1. Chor
Magnificat anima mea Dominum.
1. Chorus
My soul magnifies the Lord.
2. Arie S II
Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo.
2. Aria S II
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
3. Arie S I
Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae. Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent
3. Aria S I
For He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden. Behold, from henceforth, I will be called blessed
4. Chor
omnes generationes.
4. Chorus
by all generations.
5. Arie B
Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius.
5. Aria B
For the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name.
6. Arie (Duett) A T
Et misericordia a progenie in progenies, timentibus eum.
6. Aria (Duet) A T
His mercy is for those who fear Him from generation to generation.
7. Chor
Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.
7. Chor
He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
8. Arie T
Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles.
8. Aria T
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones and lifted up the lowly.
9. Arie A
Esurientes implevit bonis, et divites dimisit inanes.
9. Aria A
He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.
10. Terzett SI, SII, A
Suscepit Israel puerum suum recordatus misericordie suae.
10. Trio SI, SII, A
He has helped His servant Israel in remembrance of His mercy.
11. Chor
Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in saecula.
11. Chorus
According to the promise He made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to His descendants forever.
12. Chor
Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio et nunc et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
12. Chorus
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and for ever and ever. Amen.

May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting. Amen.

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