Mirabile Mysterium, by Jacobus Gallus

The text comes from the Church’s sacred liturgy: it is the Benedictus antiphon at the office of Lauds for the Feast of the Circumcision.

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Mirabile mysterium declaratur hodie,
innovantur naturae; Deus homo factus est;
id quod fuit, permansit,
et quod non erat, assumpsit,
non commixtionem passus neque divisionem.

A wondrous mystery is declared today,
natures are renewed; God has become man;
that which he was, he remains,
and that which he was not, he has assumed,
suffering neither mixture nor division.