115. 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;
haste, haste to bring him laud,
the babe, the son of Mary. (Refrain)

2. Why lies he in such mean estate
where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, 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
Author: William Chatterton Dix, 1837-1898
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 87. 87 with Refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This, this is Christ the King
Tune Information
Name: GREENSLEEVES
Meter: 87. 87 with Refrain
Key: e minor or modal



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