The Son of God incarnate.
The lands that long in darkness lay
Now have beheld a heav’nly light;
Nations that sat in death’s cold shade
Are blessed with beams divinely bright.
The virgin’s promised Son is born,
Behold th’ expected child appear:
What shall his names or titles be?
“The Wonderful, the Counsellor.”
[This infant is the mighty God,
Come to be suckled and adored;
Th’ eternal Father, Prince of Peace,
The Son of David, and his Lord.]
The government of earth and seas
Upon his shoulders shall be laid;
His wide dominions still increase,
And honors to his name be paid.
Jesus, the holy child, shall sit
High on his father David’s throne;
Shall crush his foes beneath his feet,
And reign to ages yet unknown.