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

Words & Music: W. W. Part­ridge, in Songs of the Gold­en Shore, ed­it­ed by Dan­i­el F. Hodg­es (New York and Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Charles T. Dill­ing­ham and Lee & Shep­ard, 1879), pag­es 86–87 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Part­ridge’s full name, or where to get good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Who, who is this, whom angel choirs
Descend to celebrate His birth?
In rapturous songs th’event inspires,
Good will to men, and peace, and peace on earth.

Refrain

The Wonderful! The Counselor! The mighty God!
The everlasting Father, the everlasting Father;
The Prince of Peace, the Prince, the Prince of Peace.

Who, who is this, whose gleaming star,
The wise men guided on their way!
To worship Him who then afar
Down in a lowly, lowly manger lay.

Refrain

Who, who is this, whose life and death,
To save lost man from sin was giv’n!
Who from His throne shall hence come forth
And reign on earth, on earth as now in Heav’n.

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