To us a child is born from heaven

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1 To us a child is born from Heav’n;
To us the Son of God is giv’n;
So Judah’s ancient prophet sings,
And Gentiles hail the news he brings.

2 Gentiles in Jesu’s name shall trust,
And of His glories make their boast;
The government of worlds He made
Upon His shoulders shall be laid.

3 His name the Wonderful shall be;
His wonders Heav’n and earth shall see:
The Counselor of truth and grace,
Who leads in paths of righteousness.

4 The mighty God, that glorious name,
His works and Word join to proclaim:
The everlasting Father, He—
And the whole church His family.

5 The Prince of Peace, on David’s throne
And nations yet unborn shall own
His sovereign and His gracious sway;
Glad of the honor to obey.

6 Justice and judgment He’ll maintain—
To everlasting ages reign:
And His blest empire shall increase,
’Till time, with all its movements, cease.

7 Our faith in grateful triumph boasts
These wonders of the Lord of Hosts:
And trusts the zeal that formed the plan
To perfect what that zeal began.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13214

Author: DeCoetlogon

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First Line: To us a child is born from heaven
Author: DeCoetlogon
Copyright: Public Domain



Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13214
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