O Magnum Mysterium

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O magnum mysterium is a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas that tells of the mystery of the birth of Christ, one of the greatest celebrations in Christian tradition.


Year: 2009
Text: Liturgical
Difficulty: Low-medium
Staff: SSAA / TTBB divisi
Duration: 2.45 min.
Pages: 3
Language: Latin

Premiered: MAK Singers -2010-



O magnum mysterium, 
et admirabile sacramentum, 
ut animalia viderent 
Dominus natum, 
jacentem in praesepio. 
O beata Virgo, 
cuius viscera meruerunt portare 
Dominum Iesum Christum. 
Alleluia, alleluia.


O great mystery
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord
lying in a manger!
O blessed is the Virgin, whose womb
was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.