Catholic Poems: Lines Suggested by “The Canticle of the Magnificat”May 11, 2013
An echo from the hill-top, where, on sweet-scented air,
Arose a psalm prophetic, of gratitude and prayer,
That wafts adown long ages, in whispers soft and low,
The accents of God’s Mother, exulting long ago.
It lends a voice of gladness, to joys of exile years;
It calms the restless spirit, and dries the mourners’ tears.