Fallen men in darkness stumbling on,
Brightest light! In radiance having shone;
Gentile kings, engulfed in deepest night
Now have seen God’s ever-glorious light.

Unto us, a Child this day is born—
Now breaks out the glow of glorious morn;
Earthly rulers fall and to Him bow;
The government is on His shoulders now.

Creator of eternity adopts our feeble years,
And Mighty God steps down to earth to cry our human tears.
He Who captains angel hosts now plans our victory,
The Prince of Peace will suffer grief to set His people free.

Never shall his peaceful rule see end,
Son of David, to your will we bend.
Justice reigns, forever standing sure;
Yahweh’s zeal will see His King endure.

Unto us, a Child this day is born—
Now breaks out the glow of glorious morn.
Earthly rulers fall and to Him bow;
The government is on His shoulders now.


The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. (Isa 9:2)

6 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 Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isa 9:6-7)

 

© Timothy Hughes, 2017.