Scripture Verse

His name shall be called wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 1, 1707. The Son of God in­car­nate.

Music: Er­nan Lo­well Ma­son, 1850 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

The lands that long in darkness lay
Now have beheld a heav’nly light;
Nations that sat in death’s cold shade
Are blessed with beams divinely bright.

The virgin’s promised son is born,
Behold th’expected Child appear:
What shall His names or titles be?
The Wonderful, the Counselor.

This infant is the mighty God,
Come to be suckled and adored;
Th’eternal Father, Prince of Peace,
The Son of David, and his Lord.

The government of earth and seas
Upon His shoulders shall be laid;
His wide dominions still increase,
And honors to His name be paid.

Jesus, the holy child, shall sit
High on His father David’s throne;
Shall crush His foes beneath His feet,
And reign to ages yet unknown.