Posted by: Sherry Goodwin | December 17, 2008



   ‘For 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, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.’–ISA. 9:6

                              Wonderful!  Wonderful!
                              Ring out the Name, O Christmas chimes!
                                           Wonderful!  Wonderful!
                              Echo the word to farthest climes!
                              May the splendor of this great Name
                              Shine and glow with a mighty flame,
                              Filling thy life with its glorious rays,
                              Filling thy spirit with Christmas praise.


                                   Mist and cloud and darkness
                                      Veil the winter hour,
                                   But the sun dispels them
                                      With his rising power.

                                   Mist and cloud and darkness
                                      Often dim thy day,
                                   But a Christmas glory
                                      Shines upon thy way.

                                    May the Lord of Christmas
                                       Counsellor and Friend,
                                    Light thy desert pathway
                                        Even to the end.

                                       The Everlasting Father.

                                     O NAME of gentlest grace,
                                     O Name of strength and might,
                            Meeting the heart-need of our orphaned race
                                      With tenderest delight!
                            Our Everlasting Father!  This is He
                                Who came in deep humility
                                    A little child to be!

                                             The Mighty God.

                                  The Christmas bells proclaim
                                      His glorious name,
                                      ‘The Mighty God!’
                                   God manifest indeed,

                                    And yet the Woman’s Seed,
                                       To whom we sing
                                    All glory, praise, and laud!
                                       Divinest Lord and King.

                                          The Prince of Peace.

                          O NAME of beauty and of calm!
                              O Name of rest and balm,
                              Of exquisite delight,
                           And yet of sovereignty and might!
                           Let it make music in thy heart to-day,
                           And bid thee go rejoicing on thy way!
                           For Jesus is thy Peace, thy Prince of Peace,
                           Whose reign within thy heart shall evermore increase.

Frances Ridley Havergal from THE POETICAL WORKS                                                                                                 


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