118. What Child Is This

1. What Child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap, is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ, the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

2. Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

This, this is Christ, the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

3. So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,
Come, peasant, king, to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

This, this is Christ, the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

Text Information
First Line: What Child is this, who, laid to rest
Title: What Child Is This
Author: William C. Dix
Meter: 8.7.8.7. with Refrain
Scripture: Luke 2:17
Refrain First Line: This, this is Christ, the King
Tune Information
Name: GREENSLEEVES
Harmonizer: John Stainer
Meter: 8.7.8.7. with Refrain
Key: e minor



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