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For Unto Us a Child is Born
Songs of Scripture
Welcome to Songs of Scripture, where we link Scripture with the lyrics of Christian songs, worship choruses, and hymns.
Today I had to go with a classic song from Handel’s Messiah taken directly from Scripture. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
Song: For Unto Us a Child Is Born
Writer: George Frideric Handel
Artists who have recorded the song:
*You can listen to their respective versions by clicking on their name.
Scripture verses used in lyrics:
6 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.
If you want to listen to the whole of Handel’s Messiah (or at least many of the key songs) performed by my alma mater Tabor College, here’s the webcast from this year’s performance. (Note that the performance starts about 9 minutes in. Tabor’s performance of “For Unto Us a Child Is Born” starts around 36:20.)
Do you have a favorite song that is based on Scripture? Let me know in the comments, and it may be featured in a future Songs of Scripture post!