Christmas Songbook

What Child is This?

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.

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)

So bring him incense❟ gold and myrrh;
Come❟ peasant king❟ to own Him.
The King of Kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthone Him.

(Chorus)