220. 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?

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!

2 Why lies He in such low 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
Author: William C. Dix, 1827-1898
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: 8 7 8 7 with refrain
Scripture: Luke 2:34
Topic: Worship and Adoration
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This, this is Christ the King
Tune Information
Name: GREENSLEVES
Harmonizer: John Stainer, 1840-1901
Meter: 8 7 8 7 with refrain
Key: e minor
Source: English melody, 16th C.



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