And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful

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Unto us on this holy night
Unto us beneath a new star’s light
Unto us where the lambs have fed
Gently laid in a manger bed
Unto us a child is born
Unto us a son is given

And his name shall be called Wonderful
For the world will be healed by his power
He will be our unfailing Counselor
In each uncertain hour
The Mighty God of heaven above
So meekly comes to earth
The Everlasting Father
This child of lowly birth
Tell his name, sing his praise in all the world
Till all the world believes
Till every voice is lifted up
To praise the Prince of Peace

Unto us ‘mid the angel song
Unto us, the gift awaited long
Unto us wrapped in swaddling bands
Hushed to sleep at the Virgin’s hands
Unto us a child is born
Unto us a son is given

“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.”
Isaiah 9:6 KJV
This song weaves Isaiah’s well-loved verse into a modern lyric, keeping the verse intact and in order, though omitting “and the government shall be upon his shoulder.” I figured only Handel can do justice to that phrase. My apologies… “called” is only one syllable in this selection–I’m sure many a choir member will try to make it two.

A big “Thank You!” to Kurt Bestor for providing his arrangement of this song for free download. Thank him next time you see him! 😉

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Here’s a lovely rendition: performed by the “Christina Morphova” women’s choir of Sofia, Bulgaria; with soloist Jordan Vladev; conducted by Tania Nikleva-Vladeva. (The audio seems to stutter in a couple of places–it’s not your connection!)

  6 Responses to “And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful”


    I love all the songs in this site.Thank you for sharing your gift to us.


    We’re singing this for our Christmas program. It is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your music with us! We are grateful!


    Can we have a violin part that matches the key for the SATB version?


    Do you have the violin part that shows up on the Men’s Voices?


    Hi. I just love your site! Thank you so much for all your hard work and for sharing it with all of us!!!!
    I would like to use the men’s version of “And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful” for our Christmas program this year. I would like to include the violin obligato. The trouble I’m having is that the violin part seems to be messed up on that version. It starts out with its own line, but then there is never a part where it continues, that is labeled. There is a part later in the music that looks like it could be the violin part but it also seems to continue as one of the voice parts. Can you clarify this for me, pretty please?
    Thanks again for everything!


      Hmmm…. that score was messed up! I’ve replaced it, so you should re-download and print it. (You may need to hit “refresh” in your browser for the new file to show up.) Thanks!

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