what child is this

INTRO/INTERLUDES:   Am      C        G        Em
                                         F          Dm     E7 

          Am         C             G          Em
What Child is this, who laid to rest
      F          Dm     E7
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
            Am         C               G             Em
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
           Am              E7              Am
While shepherds watch are keeping.

 


      C                 G
     This, this is Christ the King,
                  Am                                F            E7
     Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
      C                        G
     Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
               Am          E7        Am
     The Babe, the Son of Mary.

 


        Am       C           G         Em
Why lies He in such mean estate,
            F            Dm        E7
Where ox and ass are feeding?
            Am             C            G           Em
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here 
       Am     E7          Am
The silent Word is pleading.

 


       C                            G
     Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
              Am                           F           E7
     The cross be borne for me, for you.
      C                   G
     Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
             Am            E7       Am
     The Babe, the Son of Mary.

 

      Am              C           G              Em

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,

            F              Dm          E7

Come, peasant, king, to own Him;

       Am        C          G           Em

The King of kings salvation brings,

      Am       E7            Am

Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

 

 

       C                     G

     Raise, raise a song on high,

              Am                  F     E7

     The Virgin sings her lullaby.

       C                G

     Joy, joy for Christ is born,

             Am            E7        Am

     The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Written by William Chatterton Dix, 1865

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