What Child is This?

by Katrice Cornett




Verse:
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?

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

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

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

Chorus:
Raise, raise a song on high
The Virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

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

Ending:
He is the Son of Mary

Christ the King
Salvation bring
Christ the King
Salvation bring
All hail the King
Raise your voice and sing
Christ the Savior 
He is the King of kings
Christ is born
Christ is born
He is the King
What child is this

Written by: William Chatterton Dix, Traditional

Lyrics © Capitol CMG Publishing

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