The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom, a light has shown.
You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing,
as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,
as people make merry when dividing the spoils.
For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on their shoulder,
and the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed,
as on the day of Midian.
For a child is born to us, a son is given us;
upon his shoulder dominion rests.
They name him
Prince of Peace.
His dominion is vast and forever peaceful,
from David's throne, and over his kingdom,
which he confirms and sustains by judgment and justice,
both now and forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this!
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