May our King, who promises to come again, reveal himself to you in a new way this Advent.
O Magnum Mysterium
Text is a responsive chant from the Matins (Morning Prayer) of Christmas (unknown date)
Setting by Morten Lauridsen (1994)
Performed by the Nordic Chamber Choir
O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum,
Ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, jacentum in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Christum.
O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament,
That animals should see the newborn Lord, lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.