Preparing for the Baby
Inspired by Choral Evensong 12.1.03
Magnificat: Batten Fourth Service
My soul proclaims the goodness of the Lord
Lambs wool, thread. Wheel and spin, wheel and spin.
My spirit thrives in God my Saviour.
Wheel and spin. Three ply wool, three ply lambís wool.
For he has looked with favour on this servant
Three ply lambís wool, twist and wind, wind and shuttle.
From this day all generation will call me blessed.
Nine and ninety stitches. Slip one.
The Almighty has done great things for me
Knit one row. Edging. Twelve rows moss stitch.
And holy is his name.
Work until shawl reaches full span.
He has mercy on those who fear him
Continue moss stitch up each side. Twelve stitches.
In every generation.
Next row: knit.
He has shown the strength of his arm
Next row: purl.
And has scattered abroad the proud
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones
And has lifted up those bought low.
Knit 4 slip one, psso, k 2 tog.
He has filled the hungry with good things
K4 inc 2 to end.
And the rich he sent empty away.
He has come to the help of his servant
For he has remembered his promise of mercy
The promise he made to our fathers
To Abraham and his children forever.
Work until shawl measures full span.
Glory to the Father
And to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning, is now
And shall be forever. Amen.
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