What Child Is This?


What Emchild is Gthis, who, Dlaid to rest

On EmMary's Clap is Bsleeping?

Whom Emangels Ggreet, with Danthems sweet,

While Emshepherds Bwatch are Emkeeping?


BmThis, Gthis is DChrist the King,

Whom Emshepherds Cbless and Bangels sing;

BmHaste, Ghaste to Dbring Him laud,

The EmBabe, the BSon of EmMary.


Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and lamb are feeding?
Good Christian, fear: for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.


So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh;
Come, peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

William C. Dix, 1837-1898 / "Greensleeves".
Public Domain, CCLI song# 2766502
Hymns of Life #92