Unto us a child is born (William Knapp)
- 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.
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.
Original text and translations
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.