1000 Songs/For unto us a child is born Is 9:6

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For unto us a child is born Is 9:6

1000 Songs

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Based off of the scripture - Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace Bible

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Scripture: written by the prophet Isaiah around 701 and 681 BC Questions

Hymn: George Frederick Handel

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Handle's 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.

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Originally arranged for congregational worship

From Handel's Oratorio Messiah Sheet Music

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