What Child Is This?

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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 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!

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Information About What Child Is This?

What child is this? Is a renowned Christmas carol written in the year 1865 by William Chatterton Dix whilst bed-ridden and recovering from a serious illness. Despite his near-death experience, Dix was able to write many other hymns.

There exist a number of variations to the lyrics; however the carol is usually set to the traditional English melody of "Greensleeves".

The song is about the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

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Alpha Skua, USA

13 August 2015 at 8:45pm

Done to Greensleaves

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Jo, Australia

4 October 2010 at 10:08pm

I agree with Angelina praising the Lord is the most important

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Angelina, Spokane Wa

22 December 2009 at 9:06pm

you guys dont have to be so mean . he is praising God after all. I love this song =)

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Theresa, Ca, Usa

5 December 2009 at 10:28pm

This is such a beautiful song. I like the video, he sings the songs wonderfully. Wish all the lyrics he sings were listed above! Merry Christmas and God bless.

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Jacqueline, Allen County-scottsville

29 November 2009 at 2:59pm

I like this version better. is this the full version? you did great.

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Katie Price, Hollywood

28 November 2009 at 8:34pm

why does that guy have to sing so maney words im dieing

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Lora, Newjersey

19 December 2008 at 6:12pm


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Lynn, Chicago

19 December 2008 at 3:00am

Why's the guy sing so many more words than you've got here?

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John Karlo, Compostela, Philippines

11 November 2008 at 6:58pm

cool song yeah guyz allelujah hahahah(laughs)

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