The Magnificat is one of the oldest Jewish-Christian canticles, the words spoken by a pregnant Mary,
He hath shown strength with his arm,
dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart;
He hath put down the mighty
and exalted the humble;
He hath filled the hungry with good things
and the rich he hath sent away empty-handed.
Probably sounds better in Latin, though:
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,
Dispersit superbos mente cordis sui;
Deposuit potentes de sede
et exaltavit humiles;
Esurientes implevit bonis
et divites dimisit inanes.
The image itself is a strange mixture of Guadalupe, the Gladstone flag, and Kali dancing on a corpse.
Also sounds better sung by a high-dramah tenor backed by a frenetic orchestra. This is two minutes of “deposuit potentes” aria from the Bach Magnificat (“He hath put down the mighty from their thrones”) :
And here is this particular passage in the Magnificat as it appeared in a 16th c manuscript. [source]