Monday, December 22, 2008

O Magnum Mysterium!

One of my favorite Christmas hymns, which I was privileged to present publicly (as a poor tenor in a decent choir) several times, many years ago.

The text reads:

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.

Here is the music (turn it up, as it begins softly):

Hat tip for link, N. Peters over at First Things.