While reading and preparing for a Sunday school lesson a few weeks back, I read Benedictus, more commonly called the Prayer of Zacharius.  It is the testimony he shared when he received his speech back after his Son, John the Baptist was born (see Luke 1: 67-79).

I got a little curious to see what versions of the Benedictus are out there and found quite a few, which I will share.  Take a listen and let me know which one you like best.  My personal favorite is the original.  It is very beautifully written and sung in a benedictan monk style.  However, the last two modern day versions are great as well.  The last one is sung by the Matt Maher band.

Original version:

Folk/ballad version

Modern-day English acoustic guitar version:

Modern day “inspired by” version

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