A Moment of Sheer Beauty



Harold B. Library, Brigham Young University (the above-ground portion, from the north)


Actually, about three and a half minutes.


“O Sapientia,” by a flash mob of the BYU Singers.


Here are the words:


In Latin:


O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti,

attingens a fine usque ad finem.

fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:

veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.


In English:


O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,

reaching from one end to the other mightily,

and sweetly ordering all things:

Come and teach us the way of prudence.



Such moments are not, in my opinion, easily explained by simple, reductive, Darwinian materialism.



  • Jason Covell

    Lovely. And so good to see Dr Ronald Staheli once again leading the group. I met him briefly, years ago. A wonderful man who still does amazing work with the BYU Singers.