126. What Child Is This

1 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;
This, this is Christ the King,
The babe, the Son of Mary.

2 Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear; for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading. (Chorus)

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. (Chorus)

Text Information
First Line: What Child is this, who, laid to rest
Title: What Child Is This
Author: William C. Dix
Refrain First Line: This, this is Christ the King
Language: English
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: Advent and Birth; Christ: Kingship and Reign
Tune Information
Name: [What Child is this, who, laid to rest]
Key: e minor

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