What Child Is This?

William C. Dix


Lyrics / Letras

1. What child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet while shepherd 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.

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.

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.