What Child Is This Lyrics | Greensleeves Lyrics

Print a copy of the lyrics to “What Child is This?,” also known as “Greensleeves.” These What Child is This Lyrics can be printed for caroling, Sunday school, and Christmas parties with friends and family. Simply click the thumbnail below to open the high-res version of the lyrics printable. “What Child is This?” was written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix.

What Child Is This Lyrics

What Child Is This Lyrics | Greensleeves Lyrics Online

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 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.

So bring him incenset, 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.

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

 

See Wikipedia for more information about What Child Is This?

SaveSave



Register New Account

Choose your subscription level

Choose Your Payment Method