Unto us a child is born (William Knapp)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2016-08-15).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Unto us a child is born
Composer: William Knapp
Lyricist: Isaiah ch.9, v. 6,7create page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: An anthem for Christmas Day. Knapp's constituency was country (predominantly organless) parishes. The reduction provided with the current edition is best reserved for rehearsal use only.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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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, the mighty God,
the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
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 justice, from henceforth,
even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this.