Scripture Verse

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and 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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Johann M. Haydn
(1737–1806)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, third ser­ies (New York: Ro­bert Car­ter & Bro­thers, 1866), pag­es 59–60.

Music: New­bu­ry (Hay­dn) Jo­hann M. Hay­dn (1737–1806) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Horatius Bonar
(1808–1889)

Lyrics

Lo, God, our God, has come!
To us a child is born,
To us a son is given;
Bless, bless, the blessèd morn,
O happy, lowly, lofty birth,
Now God, our God, has come to earth.

Rejoice, our God has come,
In love and lowliness;
The Son of God has come,
The sons of men to bless;
God with us now descends to dwell,
God in our flesh, Immanuel.

Praise ye the Word made flesh!
True God, true man is He:
Praise ye the Christ of God!
To whom all glory be:
Praise ye the Lamb that once was slain,
Praise ye the King that comes to reign.