Scripture Verse

For 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


Richard S. Willis (1819–1900)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1997 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: ca­rol Ri­chard S. Will­is, Church Cho­rals and Choir Stu­dies 1850 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)


For unto us a child is born,
To us a son is giv’n;
The gov­ern­ment shall rest on Him,
Th’anoint­ed One from Heav’n.
His name is Won­der­ful Coun­se­lor,
The migh­ty God is He,
The ev­er­last­ing Fa­ther,
The hum­ble Prince of Peace.

The in­crease of His gov­ern­ment
And peace shall ne­ver end;
He’ll reign on Da­vid’s an­cient throne
As rul­er of all men.
Upheld with jus­tice and righ­teous­ness,
Forever His king­dom will last;
The zeal of the Lord God Most High
Will bring these things to pass.

Lord Je­sus, come now and reign in me,
Be Lord of my life this hour.
Come be my coun­se­lor and my God,
My source of wis­dom and pow­er.
Watch o’er me with Your Fa­ther care,
My heart and my mind, fill with peace.
I wor­ship You, my Lord and king,
My praise will ne­ver cease.