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And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful

“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
About the Song
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! ?
Listen (and free 128kbps MP3 downloads)

Click the Soundcloud download icon to download the free track for personal use. Recording featuring vocals by Allyse Smith Taylor:

Accompaniment track:

Recording featuring vocals by Laura Patillo:

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Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

Accompaniment track:

Recording featuring vocals by Heather Prusse:

Accompaniment track:

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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 Chorus: 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 (Repeat chorus)


  1. Linda Love

    Thank you for all the wonderful arrangements you have written. I have used many of them. I am now in a very small branch and I am so grateful for the resource your music is.

  2. Ainor

    Do you have a CD of the accompaniment on sale?

  3. ilovemusic05

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

  4. Laurie

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

  5. Nancy

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

  6. Angelia Olson

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

  7. Laura

    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!

    • Sally DeFord

      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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