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What Child Is This?

This song is by MercyMe and appears on the Compilation WOW Christmas (2002).

This song is a cover of the Traditional "What Child Is This?".
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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

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

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary

Hallelujah
What child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Hallelujah
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary

Credits

Music by:

Unknown, 16th Century English melody

Lyrics by:

William Chatterton Dix (1865)

Arrangement:

  • Bart Millard
  • Nathan Cochran
  • Mike Scheuchzer
  • Jim Bryson
  • Robby Shaffer
  • Peter Kipley

Hymn tune is:

Greensleeves

Additional information:

  • Traditional hymn
  • Public domain

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