The “Magnificat” of Luke 1:46–55 A lyrical and exuberant hymn of praise to God. In response to God's amazing dealings with Mary, she was compelled to utter His praise. The Magnificat, recorded in the Bible, the written word of God, is a divinely inspired aid to our worship. True worship however never happens in a vacuum. True worship is always the response of the redeemed to the divine initiative. For the Christian praise is a duty and a delight. Here is a hymn of praise which can be fittingly sung by God's people today, to the end of time, and for all eternity. Timothy Cross, was born in Wales, of English parents, and spent some formative years living and worshipping in Northern Ireland. A graduate of the University of Wales, Dr. Cross is an experienced preacher and the author of over twenty popular Christian books. His main interests include the original languages of the Bible, distance running, cats and 'wholesome comedy'.