Monday, December 11, 2017

Two Traditional Renditions of "The Manificat" & Three Gospelized Examples Of The Song "My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents information about the Christian prayer/hymn "The Magnificat" ("Song Of Mary").

This post also presents two "traditional" and three gospelized renditions of that hymn.

"Gospelized hymns" ("gospelized Spirituals", "gospelized songs") are terms that I coined for religious songs that are performed in an African American gospel style. An example showcased in this post expands that definition by presenting a hymn that is performed in a Yoruba (Nigeria) gospel style.

Two of these gospelized renditions are entitled "My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord" and are performed by O'Lander Draper & The Associates and O' Lander Draper's Associates.

The third rendition is performed by the Daystar Healing Streams of God Choir (Nigeria) and is titled "Messiah" (although its lyrics are the same as "My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord").

Lyrics for "My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord" are included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the unknown composer of this hymn and thanks to all of the choirs for their musical legacy. Special thanks to O'Lander Draper for his musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

"The Magnificat (Latin: [My soul] magnifies [the Lord]) is a canticle, also known as the Song of Mary, the Canticle of Mary, and, in the Byzantine tradition, the Ode of the Theotokos... It is traditionally incorporated into the liturgical services of the Catholic Church (at vespers) and of the Eastern Orthodox churches (at the morning services).[1] It is one of the eight most ancient Christian hymns and perhaps the earliest Marian hymn.[2][3] Its name comes from the incipit of the Latin version of the canticle's text.

The text of the canticle is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke (1:46–55) where it is spoken by Mary upon the occasion of her Visitation to her cousin Elizabeth.[2] In the narrative, after Mary greets Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist, the latter moves within Elizabeth's womb. Elizabeth praises Mary for her faith (using words partially reflected in the Hail Mary), and Mary responds with what is now known as the Magnificat.

Within the whole of Christianity, the Magnificat is most frequently recited within the Liturgy of the Hours. In Western Christianity, the Magnificat is most often sung or recited during the main evening prayer service: Vespers in the Catholic and Lutheran churches, and Evening Prayer (or Evensong) in Anglicanism. In Eastern Christianity, the Magnificat is usually sung at Sunday Matins. Among Protestant groups, the Magnificat may also be sung during worship services, especially in the Advent season during which these verses are traditionally read."...
That Wikipedia page includes the Latin and Anglican translations of "The Magnificat".

(O'Lander Draper And The Associates)


My soul doth magnify the Lord
My soul doth magnify the Lord

For he has done so many wonderful
and marvelous things
He reached down and saved me and
He changed my name.


My soul doth magnify the Lord
My soul doth magnify the Lord

Do do do do a-do do

Well well well well well well well well well well

Do-well do-well do-well do-well a woo-woo

My soul doth magnify the Lord

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
My soul doth magnify the Lord
Thank You Jesus! Thank You Jesus!
My soul doth magnify the Lord


"Standard" Renditions Of "The Magnificat" ("The Song Of Mary")
Example #1: Magnificat (Song of Mary)

Orlando Deanery Choirs, Published on Jun 11, 2013

Magnificat, (Latin: [My soul] magnifies), also known as the Song of Mary or the Canticle of Mary. Its name comes from the first word of the Latin version of the canticle's text. Arranged by David Hogan and commissioned for the Festival of Evensong of Thanksgiving at Washington National Cathedral.

Example #2: 'Mary's Magnificat' | The Choir of St Paul's

The CatholicTV Network, Published on Dec 18, 2014

The Choir of St Paul's Harvard Square performs 'Mary's Magnificat' (Andrew Carter) at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Renditions by "O'Lander Draper & The Associates and O'Lander Draper's Associates
Example #1: My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord - O'Landa Draper & The Associates

Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music, Published on Oct 7, 2012

WOW Gospel 2000: 16 Top Videos (VHS) Release Date: 2/24/2004

More than a dozen inspirational songs are featured in this installment of the WOW music-video series. WOW Gospel 2000: 16 Top Videos includes "Jesus Is All" by Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ, "Power Belongs to God" by Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, "Reminding the Saints of the Hope" by Carlton Pearson, and more.
Google search result:
Artist: O'Landa Draper and the Associates
Album: Live...A Celebration of Praise
Released: 1994
Here's information about O'Lander Draper from
"O'Landa Draper (September 29, 1963 – July 21, 1998)[2] was a Grammy Award-winning Gospel music artist. He was the founder of the Associates Choir and is considered to be one of the top gospel artists of the 1990s. Draper was nominated for the Grammy Award, Stellar Awards and the Dove Award multiple times.
Draper was known for his choir directing style. Songs that were well known by fans of Draper's work were, "My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord", "Lift the Savior Up, "Stand Up", Gotta Feelin'", "He Touched Me", and "Give It Up".[3]"....

Example #2: My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord (VHS) - O'Landa Draper's Associates,"All About Him (Jesus)"

Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music, Published on Jun 16, 2012

Kidney failure may have prematurely ended the life of its founder and creative director, O'Landa Draper, at the age of 34, in July 1998, but the Memphis, TN-based gospel group O'Landa Draper & the Associates continues his musical crusade. The group, now directed by Draper's fiancée, Patrina Smith, released a video, All About Him (Jesus), featuring their performance at their annual Music Lover's Conference in 2000.

Daystar Healing Stream Of God Choir (Rendition Of "My Soul Doth Magnify The Lord" entitled "Messiah", beginning at 3:03 - 9:05 in this video)

Daystar Carol 2011 4

The Psalmist Music, Published on Jan 2, 2014

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