Mary's Response to Word of God from Gabriel     Lu 146-55        

A teenager whose heart was filled with Scripture

Mary said: My soul glorifies the Lord
      and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.   146,47
Exalted be God my Saviour.   Ps 1846
My soul rejoices in my God.
      For he has clothed me
      with garments of salvation.   Is 6110
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
      I will be joyful in God my Saviour.   Hab 318
(also Zech 99)
For he has been mindful of the humble state
      of his servant.   148a
Though the Lord is on high,
      he looks upon the lowly.   Ps 1386
To his servant Israel ...
      to the One who remembered us in our low estate,
      his love endures for ever.   Ps 13622,23
From now on all generations will call me blessed.   148b Then all nations will call you blessed,
      for yours will be a delightful land.   Mal 312
For the Mighty One has done great things for me.   149a O God, you have done great things.   Ps 7119
The Lord has done great things for us,
      and we are filled with joy.   Ps 1263
Holy is his name.   149b ... holy and awesome is his name.   Ps 1119b
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
      from generation to generation.   150
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
      from generation to generation.   Exd 346
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm.   151a Sing to the Lord a new song,
      for he has done marvellous things;
      his right hand and his holy arm
      have worked salvation for him.   Ps 981
The sovereign Lord comes with power,
      and his arm rules for him.   Is 4010
He has scattered those who are proud
      in their inmost thoughts.   151b
Everything he does is right
      and all his ways are just.
      And those who walk in pride
      he is able to humble.   Dan 437
So the Lord scattered them from there
      over all the earth.   Gen 118
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
      but has lifted up the humble.   152
You save the humble,
      but your eyes are on the haughty
      to bring them low.   2 Sam 2228
The lowly will be exalted
      and the exalted will be brought low.   Ezek 2126
He has filled the hungry with good things
      but has sent the rich away empty.   153
For he satisfies the thirsty
      and fills the hungry with good things.   Ps 1079
You save the humble but bring low
      those whose eyes are haughty.   Ps 1827
He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to
      be merciful to Abraham and his descendants
      forever, even as he said to our fathers.   154,55
He has remembered his love and his faithfulness
      to the house of Israel.   Ps 983
For the Lord your God is a merciful God;
      he will not abandon or destroy or
      forget the covenant
      with your forefathers.   Deut 431