Lourdes Magnificat (My soul now glorifies)

This hymn is a setting of The Magnificat    It has two refrains (with different tunes) - only one should be used each time the hymn is sung.

It was published in:
  • Alleluia! Amen, 1978, credited to Michael Hodgetts
  • Songs of the Spirit, 1978 - with the tune attributed to Paul Décha and the lyrics to "Lesbordes" (presumably French priest and choir-master at Lourdes, Alexandre Lesbordes (1912 - 1969), although the hymn is not included in this list of his works).

No further publications, or recordings have been found, apart from some individual singers on YouTube - shown below.   If you know of any, or have an more information about this setting of the Magnificat, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.



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Examples

Singer, unaccompanied


Singer, unaccompanied - recorded live in a church service:


Singer, unaccompanied:


Lyrics

Refrain 1:
The Lord has shown his power in me,
Holy is his name.

OR Refrain 2:
God fills me with joy, Alleluia.
His presence is my robe, Alleluia.


My soul now glorifies
The Lord who is my Saviour.
Rejoice for who am I,
That God has shown me favour.

The World shall call me bless’d
And ponder on my story,
In me is manifest
God’s greatness and his glory

For those who are his friends
And keep his laws as holy
His mercy never ends
And he exalts the lowly.

But by his pow’r the great
The proud, the self conceited
The kings who sit in state
Are humbled and defeated.

He feeds the starving poor
He guides his holy nations,
Fulfilling what he swore
Long since in revelation.

Then glorify with me
The Lord who is my Saviour,
One Holy Trinity
Forever and forever.

ABC Notation

About ABC notation
X:1 T:Lourdes Magnificat - Refrain I
C:Words - Lesbordes
C:Music - Abbé P Decha
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:Dmaj
A,2| "D"F3 F | "A" E2 FG | "D"A3 G | "Bm" F4 | F2 F2 | "A" E2 E2 | "D" (D4 | D2) F2 |
w:1~~~The Lord has shown his_ power in me, ho-ly is his name._ My
w:2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The
w:3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For
w:4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . But
w:5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He
w:6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Then
M:2/4
F3 F | "Bm"F2 ED | "A"E4 | "D"z2 FA | "G"G3 G | "A7"FE DC | "D"D2 D2 | z2 A2 |
w:1~~~soul now glo-ri_fies the_ Lord who is_ my_ Sa-viour. Re-
w:2~~~world shall call me_ blessed and_ pon-der on_ my_ sto-ry. In
w:3~~~those who are his_ friends and_ keep his laws_ as_ ho-ly, His
w:4~~~by his power the_ great, the_ proud, the self_ con_ceit-ed, the
w:5~~~feeds the star-ving_ poor He_ guides his ho_ly_ nat-ions, ful
w:6~~~glo-ri-fy with_ me the_ Lord who is_ my_ Sav-iour, One
A3 A | "G"GA FG | "D"A4 | z2 F2 | "Bm" F3 F | "G"DE FG | "A7"E4 | "D"D4 ||
w:1~~~joice for who_ am_ I, that God has shown_ me_ fa-vour.
w:2~~~me is ma_ni_fest God’s great-ness and_ his_ glo-ry
w:3~~~merc-y ne_ver_ ends and he ex-alts_ the_ low-ly.
w:4~~~kings who sit_ in_ state are humbl-ed and_ de_feat-ed.
w:5~~~fill-ing what_ he_ swore long since in re_ve_lat-ion.
w:6~~~Ho-ly Tri_ni_ty for-ev-er and_ for_ev-er.

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KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY
Refrain 1:
The Lord has shown his power in me,
Holy is his name.

OR Refrain 2:
God fills me with joy, Alleluia.
His presence is my robe, Alleluia.


My soul now glorifies
The Lord who is my Saviour.
Rejoice for who am I,
That God has shown me his favour.

The World shall call me bless’d
And ponder on my story,
In me is manifest
God’s greatness and his glory

For those who are his friends
And keep his laws as holy
His mercy never ends
And he exalts the lowly.

But by his pow’r the great
The proud, the self conceited
The kings who sit in state
Are humbled and defeated.

He feeds the starving poor
He guides his holy nations,
Fulfilling what he swore
Long since in revelation.

Then glorify with me
The Lord who is my Saviour,
One Holy Trinity
Forever and forever.

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