Scripture Verse

Unto us a Child is born; unto us a Son is given.@Isaiah 9:6

Introduction

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Words: James Mont­gom­e­ry (1771–1854). First ap­peared in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, 8th ed­i­tion, by Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill, 1819.

Music: Al­ces­ter Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lond­on: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 35 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Lyrics

Bright and joyful is the morn,
For to us a Child is born;
From the highest realms of Heaven,
Unto us a Son is given.

On His shoulder He shall bear
Power and majesty, and wear
On His vesture and His thigh,
Names most awful, names most high.

Wonderful in counsel He,
The incarnate Deity;
Sire of ages, ne’er to cease,
King of kings, and Prince of peace.

Come and worship at His feet;
Yield to Christ the homage meet;
From His manger to His throne,
Homage due to God alone.