O Magnum Mysterium
Text from the Matins for Christmas
Music by Morten Lauridsen (1993)
Performed by the Westminster Cathedral Choir
(Translation below the video)
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
Christ the Lord.