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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:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The babe, the son of Mary.

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

2) Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and donkeys are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spears shall pierce him through,
the cross he bore for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
the Babe, the Son of Mary.

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

"What Child Is This?" is a Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time of composing the carol, Dix worked as an insurance company manager and had been struck by a severe illness.


Es wurden MP3-Files (Previews) gefunden:

Artist:
Andie Case
Lied:
What Child Is This?
Album:
What Child Is This? - Single
Artist:
What Child Is This
Lied:
What Child Is This - Piano 3/4
Album:
Variations On What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
Artist:
Rod Stewart
Lied:
What Child Is This
Album:
Merry Christmas, Baby (Deluxe Edition)

Den Liedtext und Noten findet man in folgenden Liederbüchern:

  Cover Nummer Noten
Christmas Gospel Hymns 2  Bestellen
Das Weihnachtsliederbuch für Alt und Jung 118  Bestellen
Die schönsten Weihnachtslieder für jeden Gitarristen 98  Bestellen
Hymns & Songs of Worship for Guitar 49  Bestellen