What Child Is This

Written by: William Chatterton Dix, Unknown

© Arr. 2010 Integrity Music | CCLI: 30983

What Child Is This As sung by: Unknown

Original Key: Em

Verse 1:
     Em     D/F♯    G         D
What child  is     this, who laid to rest,
   Em     Am/C     B
On Mary's  lap  is sleeping:
      Em   D/F♯   G          D
Whom  an – gels   greet with anthems sweet,
      Em     Am    B         Esus4    Em
While shep - herds watch are keep  –  ing?
Bm    G        D
This, this is Christ the King,

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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 praise,
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 Word is pleading.

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.
Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy, for Christ is born,
The babe, the son of Mary.

Lyrics: Public Domain

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