That this babe, this miracle, would come in the most humble of circumstances,
Unnoticed by all but the donkey, the cow, the sheep.

His mother, a young girl chosen for her innocence.  Her willingness.
To be found this worthy.  To be the vessel of the Lord.

I read.  I listen.  I ponder your words, and I am awestruck.
I am in the stable, in the rafters, looking on the entrance of the king.

(my personal translation of the classical text O magnum mysterium)


Robin | November 29, 2010 at 12:49 AM

Can't wait for the performance. Especially this song.

Connie | November 29, 2010 at 7:16 AM

Thoughts from the heart. Words that stir the heart.

Lara Neves | November 29, 2010 at 7:30 AM

The Lauridsen setting of this text is probably my favorite thing I have ever sung with a choir. It brings me to tears every time I hear it.

Thanks for the's easy to miss sometimes what we're really singing about when it's a different language.

Momza | November 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Beautiful power in those words.
Thank you for inspiring.

lesa | November 29, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Wonderful message in those words. Thanks for sharing.

Becca | November 29, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Gorgeous, gorgeous. Merry Christmas!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan | November 29, 2010 at 9:14 AM

I sooooo love that song! My daughter used to go to Temple Square to perform and they sang that 3 years ago. I still cry when I hear it.

The Crash Test Dummy | November 29, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Oh how gorgeous. Just drinking it in.

Kazzy | November 29, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Lara, I am gaga for the Lauridesen setting. The one my choir is doing is from DeMorales, about 1550.

Melanie Jacobson | November 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I love Christmas.

CB | December 1, 2010 at 7:02 AM

I am a little late but this is beautiful. It is 7:02 am and this is a great start to my day - the first day of December :-D

Unknown | December 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Isn't Melanie's comment delightful? And I need to come back to Utah. That's where all the good choirs are! Thanks for this beautiful moment, Kaz.

Rachel Cotterill | December 1, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Beautifully translated - and I like the picture, too :)

Valerie | December 2, 2010 at 1:49 PM


Anonymous | December 11, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I often feel like I stand at the stable doors and marvel at the miracle inside. Sometimes, it takes longer than it should to walk inside.