For Unto Us a Child Is Born

Representative Text

For unto us a Child is born,
unto us a Son is given,
unto us a Son is given:
and His name shall be called
Wonderful, Counselor,
The Mighty God,
The Everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace,
The Everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

Source: The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #146

Author: George Frederick Handel

George Frideric Handel (b. Halle, Germany, 1685; d. London, England, 1759) became a musician and composer despite objections from his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer. Handel studied music with Zachau, organist at the Halle Cathedral, and became an accomplished violinist and keyboard performer. He traveled and studied in Italy for some time and then settled permanently in England in 1713. Although he wrote a large number of instrumental works, he is known mainly for his Italian operas, oratorios (including Messiah, 1741), various anthems for church and royal festivities, and organ concertos, which he interpolated into his oratorio performances. He composed only three hymn tunes, one of which (GOPSAL) still appears in some modern hy… Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Complete Mission Praise #156

Haa Aanḵáawu Kanax̲tooshéix̲ = "Let's Just Praise the Lord" #4

Songs of Fellowship #116


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #146

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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