My Soul is Joyful - Andersen

This hymn by Australian Fr Frank Andersen MSC was included in the Eagles Wings collection, and so is also in the Scripture in Song - The Music of Frank Andersen MSC collection:   This is still available and which includes lead-sheet style sheet music.

The lyrics are inspired by Mary's Magnificat, as presented in Luke 1:45-56.

With meter 10.10.10.10, the song is always set to an unnamed tune written by Fr Andersen:  it is in a major key (G in the original printing), with a 3:4 time signature, and starts with the notes G F E D ...    The original sheet music suggests a tempo of 162 for this song.



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Examples 


Original recording, small group with guitar:



Choir with guitars, live recording in a church service:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright, and cannot be reproduced here.   But they are available on the first page of this newsletter.

The song has three verses, each of which is for lines long.   A rough outline is:.
1 My soul is joyful; my spirit is glad! ...

2 I am His servant; He is truly my God!

3 Holy is His name! Mercy given to all ...


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