Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Musical Advent Calendar 2013 - Day 11

Wednesday, December 11

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
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.

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.

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