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

Flo­ra Kirk­land, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Lehm­an, 1901), num­ber 174, alt.

Ba­sil­i­ca­ta Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel
(1855–1933)

Listen, catch the Christmas strain,
Hearken to the song from Heav’n,
Unto us a Child is born!
Unto us a Son is giv’n!

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’Twas of Christ the prophet sang,
Sing today of Christ your king!
Now two thousand years ago*
Shepherds heard the angels sing!
Glory be to God on high!
Peace on earth, on earth good will to men.

Unto us a Son is giv’n!
Came that Son to Mary mild;
Unto us a Child is born!
Judah’s manger held that Child.

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Wonderful His name today—
Counsel free He gives to all;
Mighty God! He rules the sea;
Tender Father hears our call.

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Prince of Peace—oh, truest name!
Peace He freely doth bestow;
Peace remaining deep and calm,
While the ages ebb and flow.

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*Originally, Nineteen hundred years ago