105. What Child Is This, Who, Laid to Rest

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?

Refrain:
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
This, this is Christ the King,
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. (Refrain)

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. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: What Child is this, who, laid to rest
Title: What Child Is This, Who, Laid to Rest
Author: William C. Dix
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 8 7 8 7 Ref.
Scripture: Matthew 2:2; Matthew 2:12; Revelation 19:16
Topic: Christ: Birth
Refrain First Line: This, this is Christ the King
Tune Information
Name: GREENSLEEVES
Meter: 8 7 8 7 Ref.
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Traditional English melody, 16th century



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