Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating
words of the "Unto us a Child is Born" lyrics, Susan H. Peterson (October 17, 1950-July 23, 2004),
was born in Port Angeles, Washington, United States and
achieved fame as a rehabilitation teacher and hymn writer. With the advent of computers Susan Peterson focused much of her work on adapting the Bible and religious works into an electronic format.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Unto us a Child is Born", Richard Storrs Willis (February 10, 1819-May 7, 1900),
was born in Boston, Massachusetts., United States and
became famous as a music critic, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Unto us a Child is Born
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Susan H. Peterson (October 17, 1950
to July 23, 2004)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Richard Storrs Willis (February 10, 1819 to
May 7, 1900)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "For unto us a Child is born, To us a Son is giv'n"
First Publication Date:
1997 (public domain)
Unto us a Child is Born Lyrics
For unto us a Child is born,
To us a Son is giv'n;
The government shall rest on Him,
Th' anointed One from Heav'n.
His name is Wonderful Counselor,
The Mighty God is He,
The Everlasting Father,
The humble Prince of Peace.
The increase of His government
And peace shall never end;
He'll reign on David's ancient throne
As ruler of all men.
Upheld with justice and righteousness,
Forever His kingdom will last;
The zeal of the Lord God Most High
Will bring these things to pass.
Lord Jesus, come now and reign in me,
Be Lord of my life this hour.
Come be my Counselor and my God,
My source of wisdom and power.
Watch o'er me with Your Father care,
My heart and my mind, fill with peace.
I worship You, my Lord and King,
My praise will never cease.