Third Sunday of Advent Luke 1:46b-55 (NRSV)
The Mighty One raises the lowly
"My soul magnifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the
lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the
proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to
to Abraham and to his descendants forever."