What Child Is This lyrics

by Celtic Woman

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?

Oh, raise, oh raise a song on high,
His mother sings her lullaby.
Joy, oh joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing
Haste, haste, to bring Him praise,
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.

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing
Haste, haste, to bring Him praise,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

[Instrumental]

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing
Haste, haste, to bring Him praise,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing
Haste, haste, to bring Him praise,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

The Babe, the Son... of Mary.

Composer: Traditional

Lyrics: William Chatterton Dix
Born: 14th June, 1837 in Bristol, England
Died: 9th September, 1898 at age 61 in Cheddar, Somerset, England
Occupation: Writer of hymns and carols

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