The birth of Jesus has always been linked to worship. The Magi brought gifts to the child who was destined to become “king of the Jews” and worshipped him (Matt 2). The shepherds in the fields of Bethlehem had the Saviour’s birth announced by a carol service of note – delivered by the very angels (Luke 1).
But the very first song associated with the Christmas story is the original work of an unmarried teenage peasant girl. It is the Magnificat of Mary - so-named in Latin thousands of years ago because the first word of the song is ‘magnify.’