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.

We named Messiah one of the best pieces of Christmas classical music of all time

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