Friday, December 12, 2008

What Child Is This?

What Child is This? was written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix. It was later set to the music of Greensleeves, which is one of my favorite pieces of music. So start the music, scroll down for the words and carol along with Josh and me!

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!

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, the song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby;
Joy, joy, for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, 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!

Now head on over to
and see who else is
blog caroling today!

1 comment:

footnoteMaven said...

I love this carol and always have.

You've done a terrific job of presenting it!

happy Blog Caroling.

- fM