What Child Is This? Lyrics – Christmas Carols

English 87 November 18, 1910
"What Child Is This?" describe the scene of the birth of Jesus Christ. It reflects on the significance of this event, portraying the quiet and humble circumstances surrounding the birth, the reactions of shepherds and angels, and the offerings brought by various figures. The lyrics also emphasize the recognition of Jesus as the King and the savior, encouraging praise and celebration for the newborn child. ...Read More

What Child Is This? Lyrics

[Verse 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
Haste, haste to bring him laud
The babe, the son of Mary

[Verse 2]
Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and as* are feeding
The end of fear for all who hear
The silent Word is speaking
This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him laud
The babe, the son of Mary

[Verse 3]
So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh
Come peasant king to love 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 praise
The babe, the son of Mary
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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Last Update: November 15, 2023

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Who is the singer of "What Child Is This?" song?

"What Child Is This?" song is sung by Christmas Carols.

Who is the lyrics writer of "What Child Is This?" song?

"What Child Is This?" song lyrics written by Traditional.

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"What Child Is This?" song music composed & produced by Traditional.

When was "What Child Is This?" song released?

"What Child Is This?" song was released on November 18, 1910.