7 A SONG OF THE MESSIAH
Populus, qui ambulabat

Refrain: To us a child is born, to us a son is given;*
who is called Mighty God and Prince of Peace.
1 The people who walked in darkness
   have seen a great light;*
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
   upon them the light has dawned.
2 You have increased their joy
   and given them great gladness;*
they rejoiced before you as with joy at the harvest.
3 For you have shattered the yoke that burdened them;*
the collar that lay heavy on their shoulders.
4 For to us a child is born and to us a son is given,*
and the government will be upon his shoulder.
5 And his name will be called: Wonderful Counsellor;
   the Mighty God;*
the Everlasting Father; the Prince of Peace.
6 Of the increase of his government and of peace*
there will be no end,
7 Upon the throne of David and over his kingdom,*
to establish and uphold it
   with justice and righteousness.
8 From this time forth and for evermore;*
the zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Glory . . . Isaiah 9. 2-7
To us a child is born, to us a son is given;*
who is called Mighty God and Prince of Peace.