Berceuse (cradle song) in D Flat, by Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849).
Played by Valentina Lisitsa.
A STRANGE mystery I see, and a wondrous thing! I see heaven, and it is a cave, the throne of cherubim, and it is the Virgin, I see the cradle, and it is the place where Christ God, who cannot be contained in any place, lays his head. This is he whom we magnify, singing hymns of praise.
THY birth O Christ our God, made the light of knowledge dawn upon the world. For those who gave worship to the star were taught by means of a star to worship thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know in thee the Daystar from on high. O Lord, glory be to thee.
On December 26, the Synaxis of the Mother of God.