A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Evangeliad (1:47-56)

 
And Mary said, "My soul doth magnify
The endless Lord of earth and sea and sky;
And my spirit takes joy in God my King,
The Maker and Savior of everything!
 
He has looked on his servant's low estate;
Now he raises her up with wonders great--
So all generations will call me blessed;
The wonders he has done I here profess: 

Oh, mighty is he, and holy his name,
His mercy is boundless, ever the same,
For those who believe and follow his ways--
Now and through all of eternity's days.

With his strong right arm he has conquered all
And brought down the proud unto ruin's fall;
Overthrown has he the high, haughty kings,
And has crowned the lowly with lovely things.

The hungering ones he has filled full up,
But has left for the rich an empty cup;
He has helped, as he promised, Israel:
To Abraham's seed he is merciful!"

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