What Child Is This

[Verse 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



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 2] 

So bring Him incense

Gold, and myrrh

Come peasant king to own Him

The King of Kings

Salvation brings

Let loving hearts enthrone Him


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Words and Music by

William Chatterton Dix