thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed
art thou among women. [Angel to Virgin Mary] St. Luke, 1. 28
My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for,
behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
[The Magnificat] St. Luke, 1. 46
hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud
in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them
of low degree.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he
hath sent empty away. [The Magnificat] St. Luke, 1. 51
give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of
death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. St. Luke, 1. 79
it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree
from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. St. Luke, 2. 1
brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling
clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room
for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory
of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. St. Luke, 2. 7
I bring you good tidings of great joy. [Angels to the shepherds] St. Luke, 2. 10
to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward
men. [Angels to the shepherds] St. Luke, 2. 14
Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. St. Luke, 2. 19
now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy
word. [said by Simeon] St. Luke, 2. 29