264. The lands that long in darkness lay

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.

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First Line: The lands that long in darkness lay
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1835
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 9:2; Luke 14:17; Luke 14:22; Luke 14:23; Psalm 6
Topic: Deliverance: from temptation; Satan subdued; Complaint: of sickness8 more...
Language: English
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