Wondrous News (Divnaja Novina)

Wondrous News (Divnaja Novina)

Wondrous news to all the earth;
First and only virgin-birth.
Born in Bethlehem,
Born of Mary,
Yet both God and man.

Ďivnaja novina,
Nyňi Ďiva Syna,
Porodila,
V Viflejemi,
Marija jedina.

Royal palace not for Him;
Turned away from Bethlehem’s inn,
God had deigned it so,
To serve the poor,
These things He must know.

Ne v carskoj palat’i,
No meždu bydl’ati,
Vo pustyňi, vo jaskiňi,
Treba to vs’im znati.