To Us a Child of Hope is Born

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1 To us a child of hope is born,
to us a son is giv'n,
him shall the tribes of earth obey,
him all the hosts of heav'n.

2 His name shall be the Prince of Peace,
forevermore adored,
the Wonderful, the Counselor,
the great and mighty Lord.

3 His pow'r, increasing, still shall spread,
his reign no end shall know;
justice shall guard his throne above,
and peace abound below.

4 To us a child of hope is born,
to us a son is giv'n,
the Wonderful, the Counsellor,
the mighty Lord of heav'n.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #233

Author: John Morison

Morison, John, D.D., was born in Aberdeenshire in 1749. He studied at the University of Aberdeen (King's College), where he graduated M.A. in 1771. In 1780 he became parish minister of Canisbay, Caithness. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1792. He died at Canisbay, June 12, 1798. He was one of the members added on May 26, 1781, to the Committee appointed by the General Assembly of 1775 to revise the Translations and Paraphrases of 1745. To him are ascribed Nos. 19, 21, 29, 30 and 35, in the 1781 collection, and he is said to have been joint author with John Logan of Nos. 27 and 28. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: To us a child of hope is born
Title: To Us a Child of Hope is Born
Author: John Morison (1781; Alt.)
Language: English



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