Unto Us A Child Is Given ♪

If you have never participated in a Handel’s Messiah event, I highly recommend you do so. Written by George Frideric Handel in 1741, this chous is found in Act 1.
For Alphabe-Thursday, letter U

u tube performance

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,
Counsellor,
The Mighty God,
The Everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

Even without the tune the words stick with you!

8 Responses

  1. Beautiful lyrics! I think I have heard the music but I’m not completly sure.

  2. Another great hymn for Alpahbe ~ Happy Day to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  3. One on my favorite hymns.

  4. We have friends that do a singalong every year in their home, a very musical family. Such fun!

    =)

  5. Beautiful performance 🙂

  6. great video – very beautiful and skillful. I’ve never seen the words before, and Handel writing (?) using the “government” in the wording. Unusual for the time… {:-D

  7. I sang Handel a few times when in a choir, and this piece requires a lot of energy! Also heard a modern version of this text, which was awesome!

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