The idea for this song started in Israel, over 20 years ago. I was surprised and dismayed to discover most Jewish Israelis as well as almost all Catholics (both in Israel) had no idea Jesus was Hebrew! The blond, blue-eyed paintings of the Christ child have convinced most of the world that Jesus is a washed-out, pathetic looking European. Mary's prophetic prayer is utterly Hebrew, referring to Old Testament prophecy and long held hope for a Messiah. The idea of writing a "Christmas Song" that quoted Mary's prayer and Old Testament prophecy of Christ became an inspiration that came to fruition many years later.


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My soul doth magnify the Lord. I rejoice in God my Savior

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He saw me, in my low estate. Forever I’ll be blessed

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He has done great things to me and “Holy” is his mighty name.

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And his mercy is on all who fear him and believe!

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He has shown the great strength of his arm and scattered those who are proud in heart

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Casting down the mighty from their throne, He lifts the humble and the low!

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And the hungry, they are filled now. While the rich are empty sent away

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By his mercy, kept his word to Abraham this day.


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Hallelujah! Hallelujah, Hallelu, Immanuel
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Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Come, Immanuel!!


Unto us a blessed child is born, Unto us, a promised son is given

The government will be his to bear, and he shall be called

Wonderful and Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father

Prince of Peace, Immanuel, yes, our God IS with us.

Th’ abundance of his rule and of his peace will have no end upon King David’s throne

To order and establish judgment and justice forever.

Oh the zeal of the great I AM will — He will bring to pass this very thing

Every knee bow and every tongue say, Jesus Christ is King

Isa 9, 7 and 45