Ecce Novum

by Ola Gjeilo

Behold, a new joy,
Behold, a new wonder!
A Virgin, who knew not a man,
Bears a son.
She knew not a man,
but as the pear-tree bears the pear,
The flourishing papyrus brings
The lily from the soil.
See how nature Changes her laws!
A pure virgin bears The son of God.

The composer on piano