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).

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!


’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.


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


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


*Originally, Nineteen hundred years ago