O Magnum Mysterium

O Magnum Mysterium is a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas. We'll be hearing it at our parish tonight. :) Enjoy...




Latin text
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.
Alleluia.
English translation
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.
Alleluia!
Posted on December 24, 2012 and filed under "Christmas music".