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What Child Is This lyrics:

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.

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

Chorus:
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through
The cross be borne for me, for you
Hail, hail the Word made flesh
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

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.

About this song:

The lyrics to the Christmas carols "What Child Is This?" was written by William Dix in 1865. The music is a traditional 16th century melody called Greensleeves.

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