My scripture studies article “The Psalm of Mary, or Mary’s Magnificat.” Quote from the opening paragraphs:
“My soul doth magnify the Lord.”
“Thus spake the virgin Mary upon hearing of her grand calling to be the mother of the Savior of the world. Her willingness to submit to the will of the Father and to magnify Him is one that any one of us can hope to emulate in our own ways. And the song of praise that seems to burst forth from this young woman is one of the purest and humblest passages in all scripture (Luke 1:46–55).
“The entire passage is referred to as the “Magnificat”, after the first word of the canticle in Latin, Magnificat anima mea Dominum, et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo. In it, Mary speaks of the true nature of God, and teaches us of the correct way to respond to Him. When we look closely at the passage, each phrase is instructive. Moreover, each one is echoed in other scripture. Let us make a journey through Mary’s ten verses and several other scriptures of a similar nature. In doing so we too can come closer to Mary’s understanding of God the Father and thus, like she, more readily trust in His power.”