2 THE SONG OF HANNAH
Exultavit cor meum

Refrain: Blessèd are those who believe,*
for what God has promised will be fulfilled.
1 My heart exults in the Lord;*
my strength is exalted in my God.
2 My mouth derides my enemies,*
because I rejoice in your salvation.
3 There is no Holy One like you, O Lord,*
nor any Rock like you, our God.
4 For you are a God of knowledge*
and by you our actions are weighed.
5 The bows of the mighty are broken,*
but the feeble gird on strength.
6 Those who were full now search for bread,*
but those who were hungry are well fed.
7 The barren woman has borne sevenfold,*
but she who has many children is forlorn.
8 Both the poor and the rich are of your making;*
you bring low and you also exalt.
9 You raise up the poor from the dust,*
and lift the needy from the ash heap.
10 You make them sit with the rulers*
and inherit a place of honour.
11 For the pillars of the earth are yours*
and on them you have set the world.
Glory . . . 1 Samuel 2. 1-8
Blessèd are those who believe*
for what God has promised will be fulfilled.