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


Adoration of the Shepherds
Gerard van Honthorst

Words: Su­san­na Har­ris­on (1752–1784). Ap­peared in Songs in the Night, fourth ed­i­tion (Ip­swich, Eng­land: Pun­chard & Jer­myn, 1788), pag­es 7–8.

Music: Muel­ler James R. Mur­ray, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

James R. Murray


To us, to us a child is born,
Arise and hail the glorious morn;
Come, let us praise the God of Heav’n,
To us, to us a son is giv’n!

To us, the guilty race of man,
He comes! An infant of a span!
O let us sing His wondrous love,
Which brings salvation from above.

He comes, all potent, to sustain
In government an endless name;
Sinners, rejoice and spread His fame,
In Counsel Wonderful His name.

The mighty God—the Prince of Peace,
Whose kingdom never shall decrease;
The Everlasting Father’s come—
How strange! A servant—from the womb!

With angels let our souls adore
The virgin’s son—The Prince of Power;
Jesus! with praise inspire our tongues,
And then accept our grateful songs.

All praise to God for grace divine!
The hymn let saints and seraphs join;
Let Heaven with hallelujahs ring
While we adore our new-born king.