O Magnum Mysterium

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.

Merry and Blessed Christmas to you all!


Beautiful, beautiful music. I was privileged to be in a choir that sang this several years ago. Our local Public Radio station played a recording of this once during fund raising week and people were calling in in awe saying, "what is this - it's the most beautiful thing I've heard!"
Charles, I'd love to have sung this somewhere. The first time I heard it, I thought it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever heard, too. Merry Christmas!