Notes from the Waxhaws

Lux aeterna

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I awoke this morning to the sound of angels singing. It took a few minutes to realize that this heavenly music was emanating from the radio beside my bed, which is set to awaken me every morning at 4:30. I lay for awhile, spellbound, taking in the shifting, a Capella harmonies of an unearthly choir of voices. Somehow, I had never heard this music before. Later, with a little research, I discovered it was O Nata Lux, part of the Lux Aeterna, written by the American composer Morten Lauridsen, with the words taken from parts of the Requiem mass, speaking of God as the source of all light, the Light Eternal.

Lux aeterna luceat eis, domine
cum sanctis tuis in aeternum
quia pius es.

Light eternal shine upon them O Lord
in the company of thy Saints forever
for thou art merciful.

This is some of the most beautiful and moving music that I’ve ever heard. It speaks to the soul, and gives great comfort. O Lord…keep them safe.

Written by Jim

December 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

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  1. Absolutely beautiful!


    December 4, 2011 at 2:50 am

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