Songs & Hymns

Tell Out My Soul

(Praise, Magnificat)
This song, often known by its Latin name 'Magnificat', is the song that Mary the mother of Jesus sings when she is pregnant. It is usually said or sung every evening in Anglican cathedrals. This modern version is written by the contemporary hymn-writer Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith.

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Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
Tender to me the promise of his word;
In God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his name!
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
His mercy sure, from age to age the same;
His holy name, the Lord, the mighty One.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might!
Powers and dominions lay their glory by;
Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,
The hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word!
Firm is his promise, and his mercy sure.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
To children's children and forever more!

Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith (born 1926) from Luke 1.46-55 © administered by Oxford University Press in Europe  (including UK and Ireland) and Africa, and by Hope Publishing Company in all other territories (including USA) Music: © Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, London OX2 6DP. CCLI. Song No. 2684804. Please include every item copied in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions. Organist Gillian Lloyd. Recorded on the organ of Guildford United Reformed Church by kind permission of the Elders.

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