Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Musical Advent Calendar 2014, Day 24

Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

O Magnum Mysterium
Text from the Matins for Christmas
Music by Morton Lauridsen (1998)

Performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge

O magnum mysterium
Et admirabile sacrementum
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 newborn Lord
Lying in a manger
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
Was worthy to bear
Christ the Lord

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