View Single Post
Old 12-05-2012, 05:46 PM
Tyburn's Avatar
Tyburn Tyburn is offline
Angry @ Injustice!
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: England
Posts: 17,097

The Great Mystery is a nice bit of Literny from the Roman Catholic Tradition, often used as an Antiphone

Latin text
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.

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.

Another Carol from Russia, which was turned into a carillion on bells

...and finally for now I leave you with the etherial Golden Light (Lux Aurumque)

calida gravisque pura velut aurum
et canunt angeli molliter
modo natum.

English Lyrics:

warm and heavy as pure gold
and the angels sing softly
to the new-born baby
Reply With Quote