What are the lyrics to ‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’?

Here are the lyrics to the famous chorus 'For Unto Us a Child is Born' from Handel's Messiah

'For Unto Us a Child is Born lyrics

Today the rousing ‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’ chorus from Handel’s Messiah is a festive favourite. Handel set ‘For unto us a child is born’ – a text from Isaiah 9:5 – to music in 1741 as part of his oratorio, Messiah.

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What are the lyrics to ‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’ ?

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,
And the Prince of Peace is He