We Remember the Visitation
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 Savior 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 forevermore!
About the author and the source
Timothy Dudley Smith (1926–) is a bishop in the Anglican Church who has published about four hundred hymns. Today’s devotional is a metrical Magnificat, selected in honor of the feast of the Visitation observed tomorrow (which is taken by Pentecost).
“Tell Out, My Soul.” http://www.hymnary.org