|Lætífica ánimam servi tui,*
quóniam ad te, Dómine, ánimam meam levávi.
|Make happy the soul of your servant *
for to you, Lord, I have lifted up my soul.
Laetifica = make happy, from laetifico,are.
animam = soul.
servi tui = of your servant. From servus,i. Obviously the point of caution here for the diligent reader of Latin, who is ever attending to grammar, is that servi could either be the SUBJECT – PLURAL form or else the GENITIVE – SINGULAR form. From the context is it clear that no plural subject is called for, and the singular genitive attaches nicely to animam, thus: “the soul of the servant.”
quoniam ad te, Domine = for to you, Lord. A parallel to the previous stanza.
animam meam levavi = I have lifted up my soul. From levo,are, to lift up, to raise. elevo,are finds its root here in levo,are, as in the Roman Canon: elevatis oculis in caelum, Having lifted His eyes to heaven.